Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Ming Tombs

That's enough whoopsies for one day (next 3 posts down). Above is Ming Tombs (1954) by Stanley Spencer, who was personally invited to visit the new People’s Republic of China by Chou En-lai. Spencer went there with a British delegation long before the famous Nixon visit of 1972. Ming Tombs - estimated value £80,000 to £120,000 - is one of a huge collection of 20th-Century British Art which Sotheby’s will be auctioning in London from 15 June. It will also be exhibiting Ming Tombs in Hong Kong between 1 – 6 April.


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