Auction Results

Contemporary Asian Art

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120,140,250 HKD
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Sale Number: HK0471 Lots : 190



The sale of Contemporary Asian Art fetched a total of HK$120 million / US$15 million. The top lot of the sale, Zhang Xiaogang's Private Notes No.1, sold for HK$9.6 million / US$1.2 million (Estimate HK$4.5 to 6.5 million/ US$580,000 to 830,000*). Jia Aili and Liu Wei were among the top ten artists when their works encouraged significant competition and sold for many multiples of the pre-sale estimates.

*Estimates do not include buyer's premium.

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This Autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong brings together some of the most important contemporary works by renowned Asian artists. The impressive selection includes Zhang Xiaogang’s Private Notes No. 1 from 1990, which reflects his critical examination of the previous year’s political turmoil. Also offered is Kaikai Kiki, one of Takashi Murakami’s earliest works to feature characters Kaikai Kiki in a colourful composition exemplifying the essence of the Superflat movement. From young Chinese artist Jia Aili is Good Morning, World, a fantastical forest scene in which we find a toppled statue of Lenin, showcasing a rare motif from his oeuvre.

Overseas Highlights

New York
13 - 16 September | 10am - 5pm

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Contact Information

Evelyn Lin
Senior Director, China & Southeast Asia
Head of Department
Contemporary Asian Art
+852 2822 8134
Jonathan Wong
Senior Specialist
Contemporary Asian Art
+852 2822 8137
Jacky Ho
Contemporary Asian Art
+852 2822 8148