Hong Kong: Christie's, 2014.
127 pp. 75 color plates. 9.25 x 12 Hardback in Very Good condition. Item #BOOKS010065I
Uncommon lavish single item auction catalog of this famous 15th century thangka. With articles on this textile and related examples by John E. Vollmer, Luo Wenhua, Jeff Watt and Zhang Qiong. "In an intense bidding competition which lasted 22 minutes (normally a lot takes one minute), the famous 15th century thangka was sold for a record HK$348,400,000 (US$45 million!)... This is a record for ANY Chinese works of art sold by an international auction house...It was later revealed that the buyer of the thangka is Mr. Liu Yiqian, the well-known Chinese collector who is purchasing it for his recently opened Long Museum in Shanghai. Immediately after the auction, Mr. Liu on the phone said, 'I am proud to bring back to China this significant and historic 15th century thangka which will be preserved in the Long museum for years to come.'" With price list.