Christie’s Hong Kong Presents Masterpieces of Chinese 20th Century Art in November

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HONG KONG.- Christie’s announced the Evening and Day Sales of Chinese 20th Century Art will be held on 27-28 November at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Together with the Asian contemporary art sales, over 450 highly sought-after pieces will be offered with a combined pre-sale estimate of HK$300 million (US$38 million). The market for Chinese 20th century is among the most robust. With strong prices and record results seen in Christie’s recent sales and a growing global appeal, the category stands as one of the driving forces behind the strong rebound of the auction market in Asia. Cultural communication between the East and the West had begun as early as the 17th century. By the 19th century, Western oil painting had been formally introduced into China. Chinese artists, poets and intellectuals faced the revelation of China’s