The legendary Ullens Collection represented the visualisation of the Chinese nation’s history through works of art, with many works which traced the birth of Contemporary Chinese Art in the 1980’s. Its remarkable combination of quality, rarity and extraordinary provenance sparked strong international interest. Zhang Xiaogang’s Forever Forever Lasting Love Lasting Love (Triptych) is a monumental museum-quality work from a defining period of the Chinese avant-garde.
The evening auction of The Ullens Collection – Experimentation And Evolution has achieved more than HK$132 million / US$16 million, far surpassing pre-sale estimates of HK$77 - 106 million / US$10 - 13.5 million.
Together with Sotheby's Hong Kong Spring 2011 sale of The Ullens Collection – The Nascence of Avant-Garde China (HK$427,239,250 / US$54,774,263), this legendary contemporary Chinese art collection has brought HK$559,652,250 / US$71,750,288, making it the highest-value single-owner collection of Contemporary Chinese Art ever sold.