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Contemporary Scholar’s Studio · Living with Art
The home may be a sanctuary but its heart is the study, where every piece of furniture reflects the owner’s personality. A study is often located in a tranquil corner of the house and creates a cultured, calm and inspirational atmosphere. A study by the garden can help us remain focused and calm. It is where we can read, practice calligraphy, work, relax, meditate and reflect on ourselves. Every detail reflects the owner’s passions and their pursuit of a good life. As wealth grows, however, those who desire to be surrounded by beauty increasingly seek an ever more refined style in which to furnish their studies.
A space that represents the owner’s heart and soul, a modern study is designed around him. Embodying traditional Chinese values and culture, the study space emphasises the harmonious and complementary relationship between nature and humanity.The owner will day by day discover their very own contemporary Chinese lifestyle and how they wish to develop this. A room is initially an empty space, so we should not feel constrained with regard to its layout or furnishing. We will be inhibited if we focus only on formality. Truly to savour spiritual pleasure and freedom, we need to cease being formulaic. Complex but not chaotic, simple but not crude, the study can be both Eastern and Western, classic and modern. The important goal is to achieve a cohesive atmosphere and style by maintaining perfect balance between space and objects.
CHRISTIE’S SHANGHAI AUTUMN AUCTIONS PRESENTS
THE CONTEMPORARY SCHOLAR’S STUDIO
Continuing with the innovative spirit of its Shanghai sale room, Christie’s announces the debut of an unprecedented themed sale entitled The Contemporary Scholar’s Studio.
Prior to the sale on 24 September, a dedicated exhibition of the 30 pieces will be exhibited in Beijing from 6 – 13 September, before the exhibitions moves back to Shanghai at Christie’s Ampire building for preview from 22 -23 September. Complementing the exhibition in Beijing will be a themed art forum, with artists, scholars and collectors in attendance such as GaoZhenyu, Zhang Jinhua, Zhou Mo and Liu Shan who will discuss the evolving taste of the contemporary literati.