SANYU (CHANG Yu)


Chinese-French 1901 - 1966


Born in 1901, Sichuan. Sanyu attended Art College in Shanghai and went to Japan in 1919. In 1921, he went to France as part of the first wave of Chinese artists to study there. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Sanyu decided to remain in Paris. Since 1925, Sanyu exhibited his work regularly at the Paris salons and in local galleries. Before World War II, Sanyu returned to China briefly and then moved on to New York where he lived for two years. In 1948, the Museum of Modern Art in New York held an exhibition of his work. Since Sanyu's death in Paris in 1966, the National Museum of History in Taipei has held three retrospective exhibitions of his works. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sanyu, the National Museum of History held a grand exhibition of over 129 oil paintings. In 2004, the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet held a restrospective show of Sanyu's 60 works.


SANYU (CHANG Yu) Artworks
Les Poèmes de T’ao Tsien
1930
Etching print, edition no. 220/290
15 x 9.2 cm (print)
33 x 25.5 x 1 cm (book)
Estimate
240,000 - 340,000
65,000 - 92,000
8,300 - 11,700
52,000 - 74,000
Sold Price
2,400,000
631,579
80,429
Sitting Nude
1920 - 1930
Ink on paper
23.5 x 37 cm
Estimate
550,000 - 850,000
148,000 - 229,000
18,900 - 29,300
119,000 - 184,000
Sold Price
2,160,000
568,421
72,386
Sans titre
1920 - 1930
Ink on paper
44 x 27.5 cm
Estimate
550,000 - 850,000
148,000 - 229,000
18,900 - 29,300
119,000 - 184,000
Sold Price
1,560,000
410,526
52,279
Nude
1920 - 1930
Ink on paper
44.5 x 26.5 cm
Estimate
600,000 - 900,000
162,000 - 243,000
20,700 - 31,000
130,000 - 195,000
Sold Price
720,000
189,474
24,129
The Hidden Beauty
1920 - 1930
Ink on paper
45 x 28 cm
Estimate
700,000 - 1,200,000
189,000 - 323,000
24,100 - 41,300
152,000 - 260,000
Sold Price
1,680,000
442,105
56,300
Lady Reading
1920 - 1930
Ink and watercolor on paper
46 x 29 cm
Estimate
1,900,000 - 2,800,000
512,000 - 755,000
65,400 - 96,500
412,000 - 607,000
Standing Nude
1920 - 1930
Ink and watercolor on paper
46 x 29 cm
Estimate
2,600,000 - 3,600,000
701,000 - 970,000
89,600 - 124,000
564,000 - 781,000
Sold Price
2,880,000
757,895
96,515
Woman Seated on Stool
1920 - 1930
Ink on paper and watercolor
44.6 x 24.6 cm
Estimate
3,600,000 - 4,600,000
970,000 - 1,240,000
124,000 - 158,500
781,000 - 998,000
Sold Price
3,800,000
1,000,000
127,346
Nude
1930
Charcoal and ink on paper
44 x 16 cm
Estimate
340,000 - 550,000
88,000 - 142,000
11,300 - 18,300
Sold Price
2,160,000
562,500
71,952
Nude
1930
Charcoal and ink on paper
42.5 x 26 cm
Estimate
340,000 - 550,000
88,000 - 142,000
11,300 - 18,300
Sold Price
1,440,000
375,000
47,968

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