Watch as Evelyn Lin, Head of Contemporary Asian Art, describes the swift ascent of Chinese Contemporary art.
For Evelyn Lin, Head of Contemporary Asian Art, organizing the first sale of Contemporary Chinese Art from the ground-breaking Ullens Collection was a high point in her career.
Featuring over 20 fresh-to-market works by Yoshihara, this collection offers a chance to understand and acquire works of transitional and artistic importance covering the contemporary master’s four decades of creation – all of which were previously kept by the artist himself. Taking place at the traditional and scenic Hakusasonso Garden and Museum in Kyoto, this exclusive preview returns to Kansai – origin of the Gutai art movement, coming full circle to where it began over 60 years ago.
Continuing the momentum we saw for Contemporary Korean and Japanese artists during our ground-breaking selling exhibition in March, the spring sale offered a fine selection of works by leading figures from the abstract movements – Park Seobo, Chung Sanghwa and Tanaka Atsuko. All achieved extraordinary results and were sold at multiple times of their previous auction records, demonstrating Sotheby’s vision in showcasing this category at auction.
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