Sotheby’s Hong Kong is off to a great start in 2015 with the solid results achieved in the Boundless sale, witnessing strong market interests for contemporary creation from both Asia and the West. Collectors responded enthusiastically to works by established artists such as Chu Teh-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki, as well as Tracey Emin and Roy Lichtenstein. Nine bidders competed intensively for T’ang Haywen’s Untitled, which was eventually sold for HK$3.4 million and set the world auction record for the artist’s work. Another world auction record set was for the French street artist, Invader’s auction debut Alias HK_58 that achieved HK$1.96 million. The specially-curated selection of iconic 20th-century furniture also performed well.
Ranging from Eastern and Western contemporary works to iconic design furniture of the 20th century, the offerings of the next Boundless: Contemporary Art will meet the ever-diversifying tastes of Asian collectors, presenting new approaches to collecting works across styles, genres and international borders.