20th Century: Hong Kong to New York
achieves USD $119.3 Million/ HKD $920.4 Million



On 2 December, Christie’s 20th Century: Hong Kong to New York auction opened Christie’s 20th Century Marquee Week in New York, and continued upon what has been a very successful Autumn Auction Series in Hong Kong. Connecting two great art world hubs, the innovative two-city sale achieved USD $119,273,225/ HKD $920,350,057/ £89,276,366 / €98,828,937, selling 90% by lot and 97% by value.





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Highlights

  • Joan Mitchell (1925–1992)

    Trees
    signed 'Joan Mitchell' (lower right)
    diptych—oil on canvas
    overall: 86 ⅝ x 157 ½ in. (220 x 400 cm.)
    Painted in 1990-1991
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York , New York, 2 December

    Property of an American Collector

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Bald Eagle
    signed, titled and dated 'eagel [sic] Andy Warhol 83' (on the overlap)
    acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
    60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1983
    Estimate
    $4,000,000-6,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, New York

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Small Campbell's Soup Can (Chili Beef)
    signed 'Andy Warhol' (on the stretcher)
    casein, metallic paint and graphite on linen
    20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1962
    Estimate
    $6,000,000-8,000,000
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, New York, December 2

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Tête d'homme
    dated and numbered '10.12.64. V' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 19 ¾ in. (61.1 x 50 cm.)
    Painted in Mougins on 10 December 1964
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York , New York, 2 December

    Property from an East Coast Estate

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Femme nue assise
    signed '–Picasso–' (lower right)
    oil on board laid down on panel
    19 ½ x 14 ⅛ in. (49.5 x 36.2 cm.)
    Painted in Paris in 1901
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York , New York, 2 December

    Property from an Important German Collection

  • Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

    Man
    wood
    52 1/8 x 20 ¼ x 13 in. (132.4 x 51.4 x 33 cm.)
    Executed in 1945.
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, New York, 2 December

    The Collection of Dr. Marvin and Mrs. Natalie Gliedman

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)

    Jeune femme allaitant son enfant–Madame Renoir et son fils Pierre
    signed and dated ‘Renoir. 86.’ (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    28 ¾ x 21 ⅜ in. (73.1 x 54.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1886
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, New York, 2 December

    Property from the Hermann and Else Schnabel Collection

  • Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)

    Agent Orange (in the Milky Lake)
    signed with artist’s signature and dated ‘2006’ and ‘2009’ (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    90 x 76 ½ in. (228.6 x 194.3 cm)
    Painted in 2009
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, Hong Kong, 2 December

  • Titus Kaphar (b.1976)

    Another Fight for Remembrance: Study
    dated '14' (lower right)
    oil and gold leaf on canvas
    59 x 40 ⅜ in. (149.86 x 102.57 cm.)
    Executed in 2014
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, New York, 2 December

  • Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

    Untitled
    incised with the artist's monogram and date 'CA 72' (on the largest white element)
    hanging mobile—sheet metal, wire and paint
    46 x 67 x 10 in. (116.8 x 170.2 x 25.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1972
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, 2 December

    Property of an East Coast Collector

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

    JD Card
    signed, titled and dated ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat JD Card Sept. 1984’ (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    86 x 67 ¾ in. (218.4 x 172 cm.)
    Painted in 1984
    Related sale
    20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, 2 December

  • Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013)

    09.03.65
    signed in Chinese, signed ‘ZAO’ (lower right); signed, titled and dated ‘Zao Wou-Ki 9.3.65’ (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    130 x 162 cm. (51 ⅛ x 63 ¾ in.)
    Painted in 1965
    Related sale
    Modern and Contemporary Evening Sale, Hong Kong, 2 December

  • Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

    Pumpkin
    signed and dated ‘yayoi kusama 1989’, titled in Japanese
    acrylic on canvas
    46 x 38 cm. (18 ⅛ x 15 in.)
    Painted in 1989
    Related sale
    Modern and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session, Hong Kong, 3 December

  • Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji, 1920-2013)

    04.12.85
    signed in Chinese, signed 'ZAO' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'ZAO WOU-Ki 4.12.85' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    100 x 81 cm. (39 3/8 x 31 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1985
    Related sale
    Modern and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session, Hong Kong, 3 December

  • Nguyen Phan Chanh (1892-1984)

    Les Couturières (Seamstresses at Work)
    signed and dated 'Hong Nan Early Summer of Gengwu Year' in Chinese (upper left);
    inscribed in Chinese (upper right);
    titled and inscribed 'Les Couturières 102 5 x 93' (on the reverse)
    ink and gouache on silk in its original Gadin frame
    65.5 x 88 cm. (25 ¾ x 34 in.)
    Painted in 1930
    Related sale
    Modern and Contemporary Art Morning Session, Hong Kong, 3 December

  • Yun Gee (1906–1963)

    Hundred Bathing Beauties
    titled and signed in Chinese (upper left); signed in Chinese; signed and inscribed 'Yun Gee PARIS mi de nuit' in French; dated '29' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    91 x 72 cm. (35 ⅞ x 28 ⅜ in.)
    Painted in 1929
    Related sale
    Modern and Contemporary Art Morning Session, Hong Kong, 3 December

  • Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

    Mao
    signed and dedicated 'Barbara Baaabaa Brab Merry Christmas Andy 76' (on the overlap)
    acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
    12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1973
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, New York, 3 December

    The Collection of Barbara Allen de Kwiatkowski

  • Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)

    Nine Cupcakes
    incised with the artist's signature and date 'Thiebaud 09' (upper right); signed and dated 'Thiebaud 2009' (on the reverse); titled '"NINE CUPCAKES"' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    12 x 16 in. (30.48 x 40.64 cm.)
    Painted in 2009
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, New York, 3 December

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)

    Le petit peintre (Claude Renoir)
    stamped with signature ‘Renoir.’ (Lugt 2137b; lower right)
    oil on canvas
    21 ⅝ x 18 ⅛ in. (55 x 46 cm.)
    Painted in 1907
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, New York, 4 December

  • Rudolf Bauer (1889–1953)

    Third Symphony in 3 Movements, Triptych (left section)
    signed ‘Bauer’ (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    51 x 60 ⅞ in. (129.5 x 154.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1930–1934
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, New York, 4 December

  • Rembrandt Bugatti (1885-1916)

    Lionne de Nubie
    signed and stamped with foundry mark 'R. Bugatti. A.A. HÉBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (on the top of the base)
    bronze with reddish brown patina
    Height: 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.)
    Length: 26 ½ in. (68 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1909-1910 and cast by 1934
    Related sale
    La Ménagerie, New York, 4 December

    Property from a Distinguished East Coast Collection


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