Hong Kong – 2016 has been a remarkable year for Sotheby’s Hong Kong, with a 22% increase in sale totals over the same period last year. Bidders throughout Asia and around the world competed vigorously for works entrusted to Sotheby’s for sale, driving exceptional results across collecting categories. This season’s success was driven by notable collections and themed sales from collectors around the globe, curated by our team of talented specialists. These special sales not only added an air of anticipation and excitement to the season, but also produced superior results.
Sotheby's market leadership in the Southeast Asian art category over the past few years allowed us to assemble a desirable selection, and a high point of the evening was the record price set for the artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur, for a work which had come from the esteemed collection of the late Professor Arthur Lim. Large-scale and powerful paintings by key artists such as Ronald Ventura, Carlos Villaluz Francisco, and Hendra Gunawan performed extremely well with artist auction records set for both Francisco and Gunawan.