On 22nd June, the opening ceremony of “Poly• H.B. Eastern& Western Arts Dialogue Exhibition” was held in Beijing, the exhibition will be opened to the public till 25th June. It gathers nearly 30 pieces of eastern and western art works, including oil paintings, modern calligraphies and paintings, gilt bronze Buddhas, carved stone Buddhas, chinas, etc. In the collections, the most important are the works from two great masters of the eastern and western- Picasso’s Femme au Chignon Dans un Fauteuil and Qi Baishi’s Twelve Leaves of landscape in Wei Xin Year， which attracted lots of audiences to visit. Femme au Chignon Dans un Fauteuil is an important collection of Wang Zhongjun, the Vice Chairman of Asia Brands Presidium and Chairman of H.Brothers.
As a remarkable collector in global arts market, H.Brothers Chairman Wang Zhongjun auctioned a series of great masters’ works in domestic and overseas. The Femme au Chignon Dans un Fauteuil was auctioned by Wang Zhongjun at the price of 29.9 million dollars (including commission) in New York Sotheby’s Auction in May of 2015. This painting was created by Picasso in 1948, it was collecting by Hollywood celebrated family Godwin in the past near 70 years. In November of 2014, as well as in Sotheby’s, Wang Zhongjun auctioned the remarkable oil painting of Vincent Van Gogh Daisies and Poppies by RMB 377 million, which is the highest price that Chinese collector auctions western art works overseas.
Except the identity of a collector, Wang Zhongjun’s identity of painter is also gradually acquainted by the arts circle. In April of 2015, Wang held “Wang Zhongjun as a painter- Wang Zhongjun’s Painting Exhibition”, it is the first time he appears in front of the public as a painter, sharing his artistic creations these years with everyone.
”The celebrated art critics and curator Lv Peng commented Wang’s works like this: “If you observed Wang’s works carefully, you will find that he has the patience of Monet painting Notre Dame de Paris, a tireless repeated explanation to an ordinary theme. These explanations are tasted as a director tasting movie scenes picture by picture. His painting handling process is extremely like filming.” For Wang Zhongjun’s brave words-“It will definitely occurs an entertainment tycoon which can contend against Time Warner in a market like China.”
Now, he is closer and closer to this aim.