Sotheby’s Hong Kong to Sell Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien

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HONG KONG.- Following the success of the Spring 2011 Sale Series in April, Sotheby’s Hong Kong announces yet another important sale – The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Daichien – on 31 May 2011. The sale features 25 prominent paintings from this monumental Collection, and is expected to fetch in excess of HK$130 million / US$ 16.7 million*. This Collection is internationally recognised as the most preeminent and comprehensive private collection of Zhang Daqian’s paintings, assembled by the late Mr. Kao Ling-mei and his wife Jan Yun-bor since 1940s. Not only does it comprise works of superb artistic value, the Mei Yun Tang Collection also chronicles the stylistic evolution of Zhang Daqian and stands as testament to the unwavering four-decade friendship between Zhang and the Kao’s. All the works in this sale are offered on the market for the very first time. They are masterpieces from the 1940s t