RESULTS | Christie’s Hong Kong Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art auction series totalled HK$ 731 million / US$ 95 million

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RESULTS | Christie’s Hong Kong Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art auction series totalled HK$ 731 million / US$ 95 million

 

On 28 and 29 November 2015, Christie’s Hong Kong held four auctions of Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art, including Convergences: A Special Sale of Singapore Art, which together realised a total of HK$730,653,750 /  US$94,715,527.

Eric Chang, Deputy Chairman, International Director of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, commented: “For the four sales that took place over the weekend we’ve seen continued strong appetite across all categories and regions, especially in Asian abstract and Southeast Asian Art, with more than 20 new artist records. The sales have grown to become a converging platform for both new and established artists from different categories of Asian 20th century and contemporary art. There was intense bidding not only for works by masters such as Sanyu, Park Seo-Bo and Cheong Soo Ping; but we also saw keen interest for a range of young and emerging artists, especially from China and Japan.”

 

Please click HERE for the results of the 29 November auction of Convergences: A Special Sale of Singapore Art, which totalled HK$36,791,250 / US$4,769,295.

The top lot for the sale was Balinese Dance by Cheong Soo Pieng (Singaporean, 1917-1983), which realised HK$7,720,000 / US$1,000,753.

10 artist records were set.

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Please click HERE for the results of the 29 November Asian Contemporary Art Day Sale, which totalled HK$74,811,250 / US$9,697,874.

The top lot for the sale was Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, B. 1929), which realised HK$4,600,000 / US$596,304.

2 artist records were set with 9 artists new to auction.

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Please click HERE for the results of the 29 November Asian 20th Century Art Day Sale, which totalled HK$111,088,750 / US$14,400,570

The top lot for the sale was 07.06.88 by Zao Wou-ki (1920-2013), which realised HK$5,080,000/US$658,527

4 artist records were set.

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Please click HERE for the results of the 28 November Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, which totalled HK$507,962,500 / US$65,847,788.

The top lot for the sale was Vase of Chrysanthemums on a Yellow Table by Sanyu, which realised HK$46,040,000 / US$5,968,220.

5 artist records were set.

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