Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Art


Southeast Asian Art express the region’s distinctive history and experience. Each work, whether Indo-European, Indonesian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Filipino or Vietnamese, has its own story to tell. Woven together, these works create a rich, multi-faceted tapestry of Southeast Asia.

After inaugurating the first biannual sale of Southeast Asian Art in Singapore in 1996, Sotheby’s responded to the growing international demand for these works and moved the auctions to Hong Kong in 2008. The past two decades have seen the emergence of a new generation of artists from Southeast Asia, and Sotheby’s is well placed at the forefront of this market, exhibiting and promoting these regional voices.

Our seasoned team of specialists in Hong Kong and Singapore has achieved record-breaking results bringing to market the most desirable examples of the genre available, including works by artists such as Hendra Gunawan, Lee Man Fong, Affandi, Ronald Ventura, Ay Tjoe Christine, Fernando Zóbel and Handiwirman Saputra.

Major sales of Southeast Asian Art are held in Hong Kong in March/ April and September/ October.

Read More


If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Art sales, please click here.

Contact Us

+852 2822 8167
+65 6732 8239
+31 20 550 2200
+62 21 3950 2939
+33 (0) 1 53 05 52 18

Featured Stories & Videos

Stay informed with Sotheby’s top stories, videos & news.
Receive the best from Sotheby’s delivered to your inbox.

By subscribing you are agreeing to Sotheby’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe from Sotheby’s emails at any time by clicking the “Manage your Subscriptions” link in any of your emails.


We use our own and third party cookies to enable you to navigate around our Site, use its features and engage on social media, and to allow us to perform analytics, remember your preferences, provide services that you have requested and produce content and advertisements tailored to your interests, both on our Site as well as others. For more information, or to learn how to change your cookie or marketing preferences, please see our updated Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy.