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NEWS

BEIJING

Leading Chinese Artists Donate New Works to Earthquake Aid Auction 

by ALEX PASTERNACK

ZHANG XIAOGANGFather and Daughter, 2008, oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm. Courtesy Poly International Auction Co. Ltd., Beijing .

As news reports of the devastating 8.0 magnitude Wenchuan earthquake on May 12 poured out of Sichuan province, artists and art institutions across China opened their wallets and their studio doors to provide aid to survivors. A set of hastily arranged charity auctions, including a section of Poly Auction’s Spring sale on May 28, brought together recent and older donated…

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