On Shiy De-jinn’s 90th birth anniversary proudly presents “Special Auction of Works by Shiy De-jinn From His Close Friend’s Collection of 30 Years” With a series of unrevealed masterpieces 10 Chu Teh-chun’s exquisite works from 1960s to 2000s

Hong Kong April 2013 Ravenel’s Modern and Contemporary Art Auctions 2013 will be held at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (Grand Ballroom) on 26 May, and at Taipei Fubon National Conference Center on 2 Jun. The two auctions will present more than 190 finest works, totaling approximately HK$ 124 million/ NT$ 480 million*. Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Auction in Taipei will continue to feature a profusion of crucial works from China, Japan and Korea. Apart from that is a special sale devoted to Shiy De-jinn’s 26 outstanding works, showcasing 23 masterpieces by the artists, as well as 3 oeuvres from Shiy’s own collection or recommendation. Also appearing in the sale are masterpieces by most anticipated names such as Zao Wou-ki, Sanyu, Cai Guo-Qiang, Zhou Chunya, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami and so on.

Flora Fu, the President of Ravenel’s Art Department, remarked: “We are most pleased to have Mr. L, the confidant of Taiwanese art master Shiy De-jinn, consign 26 significant works by and recommended by the artist. A keepsake of their friendship, the collection has never made appearance elsewhere in the art auction scene. The most meaningful and precious piece belongs to a work named Self-Portrait, which was the very gift presented to Mr. L by the artist himself in his last night in the world. Both auctions in Taipei and Hong Kong also total 10 masterpieces by Chu Teh-chun, spanning from his expressive calligraphic lines from 1960s, the snow scenes from 1980s, to the condensed color period from early 2000s. Such a remarkable series is set to be an unmissable record of Chu’s artistic development through the ages.”