This and the other painting of the musician are by Fu Xiaoshi, who is the son of one of China's most famous and revered painters, Fu Baoshi.  He is a listed artist whose paintings hang in several museums.  Here is a profile from a Chinese website:  http://en.jxwmw.cn/system/2008/08/05/010058401.shtml

A smaller painting of his was recently auctioned at Skinner for $2133:


These paintings flanked the desk in my old office.  This is the larger of the two, a market scene.  It measures 18"x 27".  The scroll is 22" x 70" and matted with lovely light blue silk.  Ideally I would like to sell them as a pair since they go together wonderfully.  Fu is a modernist; but at the same time has exceptional control of the traditional brush technique and pen & ink lines. 

The price of all Chinese art, especially modern, continues to rise as the emerging wealth in China skyrockets the demand for the return of their own cultural treasures.  My price, as always, is very reasonable.  There would be a discount for anyone buying both.



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