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Hao Liang
A RIVER APART (IN 8 PARTS)
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586
Hao Liang
A RIVER APART (IN 8 PARTS)
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Irrevocable Bids
Lots with this symbol indicate that a party has provided Sotheby’s with an irrevocable bid on the lot that will be executed during the sale at a value that ensures that the lot will sell. The irrevocable bidder, who may bid in excess of the irrevocable bid, will be compensated based on the final hammer price in the event he or she is not the successful bidder or may receive a fixed fee in the event he or she is the successful bidder. If the irrevocable bidder is the successful bidder, the fixed fee (if applicable) for providing the irrevocable bid may be netted against the irrevocable bidder’s obligation to pay the full purchase price for the lot and the purchase price reported for the lot shall be net of such fixed fee. If the irrevocable bid is not secured until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that there is an irrevocable bid on the lot. If the irrevocable bidder is advising anyone with respect to the lot, Sotheby’s requires the irrevocable bidder to disclose his or her financial interest in the lot. If an agent is advising you or bidding on your behalf with respect to a lot identified as being subject to an irrevocable bid, you should request that the agent disclose whether or not he or she has a financial interest in the lot.
Guaranteed Property
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LOT SOLD. 3,750,000 HKD
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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

Hao Liang
B. 1983
A RIVER APART (IN 8 PARTS)
signed in Chinese and marked with one artist's seal
Executed in 2008
ink on silk
each: (i)149 by 18 cm; 58 5/8  by 7 1/16  in. (ii) 149 by 5.4 cm; 58 5/8  by 2 1/8  in.
(iii) 149 by 9.9 cm; 58 5/8  by 4 in. (iv) 149 by 10.2 cm; 58 5/8  by 4 in. (v) 149 by 12.5 cm; 58 5/8  by 4 7/8  in. (vi) 149 by 12.2 cm; 58 5/8  by 4 7/8  in. (vii) 149 by 16 cm; 58 5/8  by 6 1/4  in. (viii) 149 by 40 cm; 58 5/8  by 15 3/4  in.
overall: 149 by 124.2 cm; 58⅝ by 48⅞ in.
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Provenance

Private Asian Collection
Christie's Shanghai, 26 April 2014, lot 40
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The way Hao Liang’s work has developed over time bears similarities to the classic Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West’. Starting off from China, he travels westwards, encountering various phenomena from the legends of the Western Regions…At some point in this journey, he…enters the realms of literary imagination. In his imagination, people can undergo dramatic transformations, morph into butterflies and be reborn over and over again.

- Kao Chien-hui

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong