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Some 450 Chinese, Asian contemporary art works to sell in Hong Kong
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Christie's Hong Kong will sell over 450 Chinese and Asian contemporary art works estimated over 400 million HK dollars (US$51 million) totally in its autumn auctions in November, some of which were showcased in a media preview Wednesday.

"Chinese 20th Century art" and "Asian Contemporary Art" sales of Christie's Hong Kong autumn auction will be held on Nov. 25 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

An array of works by some of the most celebrated modern Chinese artists including Zhao Wuji, Chen Chengbo, Chang Yu and Liao Jichun, will be presented in the "Chinese 20th Century Art" sale. Zhao's "Et la terre etait sans forme", estimated at 15 million to 20 million HK dollars (1.9 million to 2.6 million U.S. dollars), was highlighted in the media preview Wednesday.

Other items of the sale include Chen Chengbo's "Danshui at Sunset" (estimated at 45 million to 55 million HK dollars), Liao Jichun's "Beside the Window" (estimated at 9 million to 12 million HK dollars), Chang Yu's "Chrysanthemums with Green Leaves" ( estimated at 8 million to 12 million HK dollars) and Wu Guanzhong' s monumental work "The Spring at Lijiang" (estimated at 2.5 million to 3.5 million HK dollars).

The forthcoming "Asian Contemporary Art" sale will offer over 340 art works by some of the most celebrated contemporary Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian artists, ranging from paintings and mixed media to sculptures and photography.

Items of the sale include Cai Guoqiang's gunpowder screens "Set of Fourteen Drawings for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Project " (estimated at 28 million to 36 million HK dollars), Zhang Xiaogang's "Portrait in Yellow" (estimated at 8 million to 10 million HK dollars) and Yue Minjun's "Life", "Big Ear" and "Red Boat" (estimated at 7 million to 9 million HK dollars, 5.5 million to 7 million HK dollars and 4 million to 6 million HK dollars respectively).

(Xinhua News Agency November 1, 2007)

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