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Chinese marble stelae, with high relief guardians clenching clubs and trampling beastly demons.  Lot 75, Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017

Chinese Buddhist Art Recalls Freer's Passion

Released: November 10, 2017

When the 12th century Chinese fresco “Water-Moon Guanyin” comes to the podium at Gianguan Auctions on December 9, it will be a poignant reminder of the esteem in which Chinese Buddhist art was held by Charles Lang Freer, one of the great 20th century collectors and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  According to a 2016 paper by the Peabody-Essex Museum’s Curator Daisy Yiyou Wang, the works of Chinese Buddhist art  “were the crowning achievement of the (Freer) collection.“  Kwong Lum, Founder and President of Gianguan Auctions, responded to the article in an intervi...


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