Modern Art | Asia


By Vannessa Wong

O ur most recent sales of Modern Asian art, 2–3 April 2017, confirmed Hong Kong’s position as an anchor of the global art market. New buyers entered into fierce competition with established collectors, while global participation and online engagement increased, demonstrating that collecting habits now often transcend cultural and geographical boundaries.

Sellers of Modern Asian art – who, in our evening sale, saw their works sold alongside important Western Contemporary art for the first time – profited from Sotheby's ability to attract a growing international clientele to our salerooms.

Below we outline in detail the outstanding results achieved, driven by the dedication and expertise of our specialist team, and their ability to expertly curate sales to capitalise on current demand:

In an already buoyant Asian art market, the important developments that drove success in April have set strong precedents for further exceptional results this autumn.

Now’s the time to consign to Sotheby’s next Modern Asian Art auctions, which take place in October 2017. Consigning is easy: simply email images and a description of your property to or call us at +852 2822 9008.

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