Artist Zhou Chunya’ “Spring in Coming” was sold at China Guardian Auctions contemporary Art sale in Beijing for 231 million Yuan (USD 12.45 Million), setting a record price for the artist. This art work was painted in 1984, which earned him great fame because he focused on images of ordinary people instead of heroes of the time, a common subject for oil painters in the 1980s in China.
Zhou is known for his “Green dog” series and “Blossom “series, both of which are vibrant in color.
The art work was bought by Zhou’s friend, a German collector who was then teaching in Chengdu 1985. He probably earned more with this sale compared with his teaching career. Congratulations!