The Boundless: Contemporary Art auction in Hong Kong concluded yesterday with a strong total of HK$52.8 million / US$6.8 million, marking the highest-ever total achieved in the auction series. The top lot of the sale, a complete set of twenty-four Picasso silver plates, fetched HK$19.88 million / US$2.5 million in its auction debut.
The Boundless sale series has built a reputation for its distinctive selection of genre crossing modern and contemporary art and classic 20th century design from both Asia and the west. Boundless is also known for progressively expanding the range of artists offered at auction in Hong Kong in tune with art market trends. Featured works in the June session include iconic charcoal drawings by legendary American painter and sculptor Robert Longo and a sculpture by American conceptual artist Sherrie Levine, among other works.
Highlights Exhibition 27 May - 1 June | 10am - 7pm
2-3 June | 10am - 6pm
Mon to Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat and Sun: 11am - 5pm
(*Highlights only on 23 June)
Please note that this work was designed in 1961 and executed in 1963.
Please note this work was exhibited at Pierre Soulages Retrospective: Painting Colour and Light 1946 - 1997 in Hamburg, May 16 - August 18, 1997. The work is also published in the artist's catalogue rasionné volume III, page 345. Please note that this work is no. 184 in the catalogue raisonné by Pierre Encrevé's, Soulages, L'oeuvre complet Peintures I. 1946-1959, Seuil, Paris, 1994.
Please note that this work was also exhibited in The Political Line in Munich from May 1 to August 30, 2015 and published in the exhibition catalogue.
Please note the correct measurements of the work read:
Image size: 34.5 by 29.5 cm, 13 1/2 by 11 5/8 in.
Sheet size: 40.6 by 30.5 cm, 16 by 12 in.
Please note that this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Please note that the work was not exhibited in Galerie André, Paris, not as written in the catalogue. The work is also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Please note that this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Galerie En Attendant les Barbares, Paris.
Please note that Sotheby's does not provide international shipping of the champagne in the present lot.
Please note that the correct title of this work is Thick Strokes No. 4.