Bada Shanren


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Bada Shanren:

see Chu TaChu Ta
or Zhu Da
, c.1626–c.1705, Chinese painter and calligrapher, also known as Pa-ta-shan-jen or Bada Shanren. Said to have been a descendant of the imperial Ming family, he was a child prodigy, a poet at 7 and a painter by his teens.
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Shrugging off the crippling effects of the financial crisis on the international art market, the 1692 painting by Bada Shanren "Two Mynas on a Rock" fetched $2.994 million at Sotheby's, a US record for classical Chinese works.
A US record was also set for Chinese calligraphy with the sale of Bada Shanren's "Calligraphy in Xing Shu (Running Script) After Zhong Yao's 'Zhang Le Tie'" for $482,500, about four times the pre-sale estimate.
I like the graffiti someone keyed onto our building's elevator door (looks like a yam poking at an almond); my heart beats faster when I see that the new blender came with an illustrated manual; and I nearly faint from Bada Shanren's seventeenth-century drawing of a melon in front of the moon.