Rare, Important and Exceptional Works of Art Lead Christie’s Hong Kong Spring 2011 Sale

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HONG KONG.- Christie’s Hong Kong will hold its Spring sales of Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy and Fine Chinese Modern Paintings on 31 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. These sales will showcase over 400 rare and exceptional works from the Chinese masters throughout history, valued in excess of HK$330 million (US$42 million). The forthcoming sales will comprise a number of important private collections from all over the world. Coming from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, USA, and other countries, these collections testify the widely travelled lives of the modern Chinese artists. The collectors were friends, students, or families and descendants of the artists, hence directly acquired or inherited the paintings from them. Many of these works have not been exhibited in public and are being brought to