Chinese calligraphy is as expensive as paper and gold, even far more than gold and diamonds! For example, this work sold 436.8 million yuan including commission, that is, 700,000 yuan per word x 600 more words = RMB 436.8 million!

Gossip: What is the concept of 436.8 million?

This amount is about 12 storeys high with 100 RMB face value, and about 68 kilometers horizontally. It can buy more than 4,000 ordinary cars, or 87,000 iPhone6s at the current price...

This very local calligraphic work is Huang Tingjian's masterpiece "The Inscription on the Main Column", which was auctioned at the Beijing Poly International Auction for 436.8 million yuan (including 12% commission), which caused a great sensation in the domestic collectors and calligraphy history circles. The "most expensive" work in the history of Chinese calligraphy is so expensive! Once again verified the infinite possibilities of calligraphy value. The full text of the work is as follows:

This "Di Zhu Ming Juan" written by Huang Tingjian (1045-1105), a famous calligrapher in the Northern Song Dynasty, is in regular script on paper, with a total of more than 600 characters. It is written in Wei Zheng's "Di Zhu Ming". The scroll is 32 centimeters high and 824 centimeters long, plus the inscriptions and postscripts of famous masters of past dynasties on the trailing paper, the total scroll length is about 1500 centimeters. Originally collected in Fujii Yulin Museum, Kyoto, Japan. As follows, we enlarge the original drawing to the maximum visible effect for everyone to appreciate!

Huang Tingjian's handwriting, which was ridiculed by Su Shi as "a dead snake hanging on a tree", is especially like this "Pillar Inscription", which is very eye-catching after zooming in! right?

In fact, Huang Tingjian first learned from Zhou Yue. With broad eyesight and high knowledge, Huang Tingjian soon transferred to "Two Kings" or even "Lanting". He has a poem in praise of Yang Ning's style, which can illustrate his deep understanding of the "Lanting Preface": "The world learns Lanting noodles, and wants to exchange mortal bones without golden pills. Who knows that Yang Fengzi in Luoyang can go to Wusilan when he writes." This cannot be done without his deep understanding of Xizhi's calligraphy.

Huang Tingjian's calligraphy comes out of Wang style, which breaks the thousand-year-old style framework and is unique. Then, Huang Tingjian learned from Su Shi. Although he and Su Shi were friends and mentors, they were actually only eight years apart. Judging from Huang Tingjian's handwriting handwriting that has been handed down to the present, it can be seen that the calligraphy of Su Shi is not as familiar as Su Shi's calligraphy. . However, Huang Tingjian believed that the books on Zen enlightenment and Su Shi should influence each other.

However, neither the teacher nor the student expected that "Di Zhu Ming" could fetch such a sky-high price at auction today.