Lot  026 Ravenel Spring Auction 2023

Ravenel Spring Auction 2023

Ricordo di Xiang (Remember of Xiang)

HSIAO Chin (XIAO Qin) (Taiwanese, 1935 - 2023)


Acrylic and Ink on canvas

129 x 202 cm


TWD 650,000-950,000

HKD 169,000-247,000

USD 21,500-31,500

CNY 148,000-216,000

Sold Price

TWD 960,000

HKD 245,524

USD 31,311

CNY 221,709


Signed lower right Hsiao in English, Chin in Chinese and dated 1983

Acquired from Eslite Gallery, Taipei

Hsiao Chin, Studio Marconi, Milano, Nov. 17, 1988 - Jan. 15, 1989

Hsiao Chin, Mazzotta, Milano, 1988, illustrated


Hsiao Chin moved to Taiwan with his family in the late 1940s. In 1956, he participated in and co-founded the Ton Fan Art Group in Taipei with Huo Gang, Hsia Yan, Wu Hao, Hsiao Ming-hsien, Chen Daoming, Li Yuan-chia, and Ouyang Wenyuan. They were known as the "Eight Bandits" and aimed to break the bondage of social realism in art and find inspiration from contemporary Western experimental forms and personal expression. Hsiao Chin's abstract paintings incorporate traditional Chinese techniques and European modernist painting methods, reflecting rich contemplative experiences. His works are now held in the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. The abstract painting "Ricordo di Xiang" by Hsiao Chin, is a two-meter-long banner composition in shades of red, black, and white, with a simple and concise overall atmosphere, conveying the metaphysical concept of Eastern abstraction, and expressing the inner meaning of Zen.
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Ravenel Spring Auction 2023

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 4:00pm