SOTHEBY’S: The Return of Marco Polo: Auction in the Forbidden City (Beijing, June 1988)

The Return of Marco Polo: Auction in the Forbidden City (Beijing, June 1988), book coverSotheby’s Sotheby’s. The Return of Marco Polo: Auction in the Forbidden City (Beijing, June 1988). Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28059) $20.00

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Catalog for Sunday 5th June 1988 in Beijing. Illustrates 66 objects with beautiful color plates. Text in English and Chinese.

Artists include Zao Wou Ki, Huang Zhou, Lu Yanshao, Ai Xuan, Matta, Sol LeWitt, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Serra, and others.

Includes invitation to the event, which describes it as follows: “As the high point of a ten-day journey to historical China, three days of festivities to benefit the restoration and preservation of two of mankind’s greatest achievements: the City of Venice and the Great Wall of China. Proceeds to be distributed under the control of UNESCO.”