RELEASE | The Voice of Abstraction: A Superb Selection of Asian Abstract Art

Hong Kong

The Voice of Abstraction

A Superb Selection of Asian Abstract Art  


Hong Kong – Christie’s announces an extraordinary sale of Asian abstract art to take place on the 28 and 29 November in the Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art Sale as part of Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auctions.


The sales exemplify the non-representational language abstract art embodies and its ability to communicate across borders. Blending East and West, Asian abstract art is a truly international language that is globally understood.


Eric Chang, Deputy Chairman, International Director of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art commented: The meticulously curated sales reflects the journey abstraction took across the different cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. Through cross-pollination and the exchange of transformative ideas, each culture interpreted the subtlety of abstraction in their own unique way, producing myriad artistic styles and an exciting body of work.


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