LABA Artist Jiannan Huang Sets New Auction Record at $7.3 Million USD
Updated: Apr 11
"Bright Starry Sky" oil painting by Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang
On December 19, 2019, the "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy" event was held at the China Arts and Crafts Exchange Center during a special session of Shanghai Kuangshi 2019 Autumn Auction. The internationally renowned artist, Jiannan Huang, set a new personal auction record with the sale of his "Bright Starry Sky" oil painting on canvas. The painting was created by Mr. Huang in 2016. After multiple rounds of auctions, the painting achieved a sky-high price of 46 million RMB which translates to $7.3 million USD (including commission), a new high! "Bright Starry Sky" is a large oil painting on canvas of nearly 3 meters in length. Just as scientists fantasize about the future of the universe, earth, and nature, Mr. Huang used his imagination and artistry to present his futuristic vision on canvas. Vivid colors are displayed across a vast and starry sky with his use of color and light refined into essence. The composition and elements complement each other across the painting, a quality that represents the magnificent and unique beauty of Mr. Huang's artworks.
"Bright Starry Sky" by Jiannan Huang Auction Transactions Final Transaction price: 46 million RMB (including commission) - $7.3 million USD Special Session: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Session Auction time: 2019-12-19 Auction Company Shanghai Kuangshi Auction Co., Ltd. Auction: Shanghai Kuangshi 2019 Autumn Auction The following March, at the invitation of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Mr. Huang went to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland to hold a personal art exhibition.
Jiannan Huang with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach
Mr. Huang will fly to Paris, France in January next year to hold a personal exhibition at the UNESCO headquarters. UNESCO is the most authoritative national organization for culture and art in the world. It selects the top artists across the world to commend and promote them and promote the mutual exchange of human culture and art. In the early years, the famous Chinese artist Han Meilin participated in the art exhibition organized by UNESCO.
Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Chinese ink and oil painting. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with art sales of $29 million. Huang ranked second on Artron.Net's 2020 Art Auction Market Ranking. Artron.Net is the world’s leading Chinese art website and China’s largest art service platform.
Mr. Huang holds several positions, Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France's Jiny City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family, and the "Royal Sacred Knight of Constantine" from Italy. In 2020, Mr. Huang was invited by the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee to participate in the LABA International Art Festival as a Blue-chip artist. In 2021, Last year, he was awarded an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch. On March 17th, 2022, the RSSG awarded Mr. Huang the "Master of Arts" Award, and LABA named March at "Jiannan Huang Month."