Xu Beihong painting auctioned for 6.27 million
( 2003-11-26 17:16) (Xinhua)
A painting by Xu Beihong (1895-1953), one of the
most famous modern Chinese artists, was sold for 6.27 million yuan (about
755,000 US dollars) at a local auction here Tuesday.
The painting, titled "Ten Horses in the Mountains in Spring," fetched the
highest price for a work by Xu.
In 1993, another work by him depicting horses was auctioned for 3.32 million
HK dollars in Hong Kong.
Xu was a master at painting horses, but it is rare to see 10 horses in one
painting, according to experts.
The painting auctioned Tuesday was created by Xu for a resident of Singapore.
From 1925 to 1942, the hard-up artist offered his paintings to rich overseas