Sotheby's Hong Kong 20th Century Chinese Art Spring Sale will be held on 4 April offering a selection of 119 lots estimated at HK$117 million. The auction will revolve around two major themes - Chinese abstract art and Modern Chinese sculpture - stimulating collectors' knowledge and interest in these genres. The works featured in the abstract category are rich in cultural history, reflecting the aesthetic ideals and personal conviction of their respective artists. In addition to abstract art, collectors will be provided with an opportunity to acquire outstanding Realist works at the sale.
Sylvie Chen, Head of Sotheby's 20th Century Chinese Art Department, said: "We have brought together important private collections from the United States and Europe, where the seminal works of several Chinese abstract art masters such as Zao Wou-ki and Chu Teh-Chun are featured. Both masters have built a reputation in the West on the strength of their unique artistic accomplishments.
The 20th Century Chinese Art sale totaled HK$236 million / US$30 million, doubling the pre-sale estimate (HK$117 million / US$15 million*). This sale archived the highest total ever at Sotheby’s Hong Kong with 6 lots sold above HK$ 10 million.