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Press Release - September 9, 2019

Artists Gu Wenda, Zeng Fanzhi Launch Contemporary Asian Art at Heritage Auctions

Sept. 19 online-only sale features masterworks from Asia's rising stars

Gu Wenda (Chinese, b. 1955). Gu's Phrase Series: Wind and Bamboo, 2003
DALLAS, Texas (Sept. 9, 2019) — A riveting selection of paintings, ink on paper and oils from today's most talked-about Asian artists launch Heritage Auctions' first Contemporary Asian Art Online-Only Auction, Sept. 19 on

The sale's 54 lots offer fresh-to-market artworks from private collections. The group leans toward desirable Chinese artists, such as Gu Wenda, Zeng Fanzhi, Lin Tianmiao and Wang Gongxin, and Xiao Bo.

Two Untitled artworks from Gu Wenda's ink on paper from the series Mythos of Lost Dynasties series – the first and the second (est. $6,000-$8,000 each), and is an evocative and special piece from the artist's themes around traditional Chinese calligraphy.

Zeng Fanzhi's well-known expressionist technique is represented in Untitled (Reclining Figure), 1998 (est. $5,000-$7,000).

Two works by Zhang Dali exhibit the artist's graffiti-kike approach, such as Life is like Meteor in Wild Universe (pentaptych), 2007 (est. $4,000-$6,000) and his theme depicting the plight of the average Chinese residents, such as New People (6 unique casts), (est. $4,000-$6,000). The set on offer is numbered from a series of 114 unique molds.

Also on offer:

A complete portfolio with 15 photographs from 2002 by Lin Tianmiao & Wang Gongxin titled Here? or There? (est. $5,000-$7,000).

Artist Xiao Bo's Unchanged Land, No Longer Beauty (96 works with 4 accompanying screens), 2009 ($4,000-$6,000), is one of the artist's sensory-challenging, cutting-edge use of oil on canvas with digital videos. The lot consists of four works, each consisting of 24 paintings and a video screen showing the 24 images in a streaming loop.

Huang Yan's arresting interpretation of Marilyn Monroe as seen in Chinese Landscape-M. Monroe from the Celebrity Series, 2009, ($3,000-$5,000) an iconic portrait of the starlet with an image of the Chinese landscape.

Bidding is already open for Heritage Auctions' Sept. 19 Contemporary Asian Art Auction on

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