Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Buddhism-Themed Ink Painting Fetches $10 Million

The Buddhism-themed ink painting by Zhang Daqian [Photo provided to China Daily]
CHINA---A Buddhism-themed ink painting of master Zhang Daqian, which was among dozens of his copies of Dunhuang murals, fetched 63.8 million yuan ($9.7 million) at a Beijing auction on Saturday night. The painting portrays a Dakini goddess in Tibetan Buddhism which literally translates as "sky goer" in Tibetan, and features a heavy coloring scheme. It was hammered by Beijing Poly International Auction during its major spring sales. A devout Buddhist, Zhang lined the subject matters in this painting with expensive gold powders. [link]