Beijinger’s will be getting a sneak peek of some of the items up for sale in the upcoming Sotheby’s Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sale. A travelling exhibition of some of the works for sale will tour Asia before returning to HK for auction on April 2. Unsurprisingly, Zhang Xiaogang will be headlining with Big Family: Family No. 2, part of his famed Bloodline series, up for an estimated 25-35 million HKD. Other confirmed artists include Wang Guangyi, Liu Wei, Fang Lijun, and it is also nice to see a new section with work from emerging artists like Jia Aili being included. Jia’s haunting large scale landscapes are fast earning him an international reputation and prices to match.
See here for info on Jia Aili’s Australian visit in 2010 and an SBS interview discussing his work.