Thinking of selling your contemporary ink art collection? Contact the experts. Showcasing innovations in the ink medium by artists from around the world, the Contemporary Ink Art sales this year achieved remarkable results. In April, the first single-owner collection of contemporary ink art at auction worldwide, The Origo Collection performed extraordinarily well with a sell-through rate of over 80%. Various artist records were set, including Liu Dan’s Poppy, which sold at HK$ 6.9 million / US$887,189. In October, the curated thematic sale Contemporary Ink Art: Journey saw a healthy momentum among collectors pursuing top quality works and established multiple records for artists such as Chen Chi-Kwan and Tseng Yuho. These results reaffirm Sotheby's pioneering role in the promotion of contemporary ink art to the international marketplace and our successful curatorial approach that meets the diversifying need of collectors worldwide. HOW TO SELL Sotheby’s is now accepting consignments for the forthcoming Contemporary Ink Art auction in Hong Kong in April 2017. To discover the value of your collection, please contact our specialists at your nearest regional office: NEW YORK Mee-Seen Loong Worldwide Head of Contemporary Ink Art Department MeeSeen.Loong@sothebys.com +1 212 606 7332 HONG KONG Katherine Don Head of Contemporary Ink Art Department Katherine.Don@sothebys.com +852 2822 9019 BEIJING +86 10 6408 8771 SHANGHAI +86 21 6288 7500 TAIWAN +886 2 2757 6689 TOKYO +81 3 3230 2755 SINGAPORE +65 6732 8239 LONDON +44 (0)207 293 5958 Consignment closing : 20 January, 2017 Upcoming auction: April 2017
HONG KONG – With eleven auctions over three days, the second half of Sotheby’s autumn sale series in Hong Kong continued to exceed expectations after a wildly successful start to the week. Fierce bidding from new and experienced collectors alike resulted in several artist records as well as the 100%-sold collection of renowned Japanese dealer Sakamoto Gorō. The six sales on 5 October alone achieved HK$603 million (US$77.2 million), proving the market is alive and thriving. To discover more about the auctions and their best-selling lots, click ahead. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
NEW YORK – “Not everyone realises how much there is to discover here,” said Rachel Smith, Sotheby’s head of loyalty and events, as guests arrived at our York Avenue headquarters on Sunday morning for a breakfast and exhibition tour. “We started Sundays at Sotheby’s to welcome a wider audience to experience all that we have to offer,” added Smith, who noted that the recently launched series of casual weekend events in our galleries provide a fascinating and fresh perspective on art and collecting. In this case, that meant an exhibition tour of The Literati Within led by the artists themselves. Utilising a range of mediums from ink art to photography, the five talents described the inspiration and process behind their works to a captivated crowd. Read on for highlights of the enlightening afternoon. For more information about Sundays at Sotheby’s and upcoming educational and entertaining events, please email Events@sothebys.com.
On 21 April Sotheby’s Hong Kong hosted an exclusive reception to celebrate the opening of Zheng Chongbin: Structure, a selling exhibition showcasing more than 30 works by Chinese-American contemporary artist Zheng Chongbin that synthesise the intersections of traditional Chinese ink and Western abstract painting. Guests visited our Hong Kong galleries to experience how Zheng’s art world and spirituality go beyond the material. Zheng Chongbin: Structure will be on view from 22 April through 3 May. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
The Contemporary Ink Art : Journey realized a total of HK$30 million / US$3.85 million with the top lot, Liu Guosong’s Blue Moon Landscape, fetching HK$4,880,000 / US$625,641. Two artists achieved record prices at auction, with Chen Chi Kwan’s Mood and Tseng Yuho’s The Fishpond, Hawaii-Kai (Diptych). Works from Liu Dan and Wang Jiqian also performed exceptionally well and attracted intense bidding with strong prices achieved.
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