Sotheby’s second sale of Boundless: Contemporary Art achieved a sale total of HK$34.69 million / US$4.45 million. The market responded enthusiastically to a diverse offering of contemporary Western and Asian works of art, ranging from design pieces and light installations to sculptures and paintings. Western works by Anselm Kiefer, Marc Quinn and Georges Mathieu were well-received by collectors from Asia and ranked among the top ten sold, while works by Asian artists such as Zao Wou-Ki, Cai Guo-Qiang and Tschang Yeul Kim also achieved solid prices.
With photos, paintings, sculptures and design, this sale gives the Hong Kong art scene an opportunity to encounter Western works usually sold abroad. Works by Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst, Joana Vasconcelos, Bernar Venet, Barbara Kruger and Iván Navarro will sit in dialogue with Asian artists such as Zao Wou-Ki, Cai Guo-Qiang and Tschang Yeul Kim. Domenica delle Palme by acclaimed European post-war artist, Anselm Kiefer, draws upon the Christian imagery to explore death and resurrection, re-creation and rejuvenation.
The sale also includes a section dedicated to design with two stools by the Campana brothers and works by François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne. Offered for the first time in Hong Kong, the sale also features works by the renowned French sculptor and designer Philippe Hiquily.
Exhibition in Hong Kong:
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong