Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art Day Sale 現代及當代東南亞藝術日間拍賣

Live Auction: 6 October 2020 • 10:00 AM HKT • Hong Kong | 拍賣:10月6日 • 上午10時 • 香港
Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art Day Sale 6 October 2020 • 10:00 AM HKT • Hong Kong

The Southeast Asian Art Day sale encompasses the myriad ways artists within the region explore aesthetic approaches and views. The auction begins with a selection of Contemporary works by established and emerging names. Jane Lee’s Playing IV and Handkerchief White hail from an Important Asian Collector and Patron of the Arts while “The Millenium Story” is a grouping of highly intellectual pieces from an Important European Collection. A large selection of Vietnamese art works, featuring works by Indochine masters Le Pho, Vu Cao Dam, Nguyen Nam Son and Mai Trung Thu, accompany paintings by other modern artists practicing during the golden period of Vietnamese art history such as Tran Minh Thi (Le Thy) and Tran Van Ha.

Los Grajos IV by Fernando Zobel, Abstract Landscape by Cheong Soo Pieng and select works by Bandung school artists reflect the heights of abstract movements achieved by artists in 20th century Southeast Asia. Other key highlights of the sale include a fresh to market Untitled (Sabel) by Benedicto Cabrera, Indonesian masterpieces by Affandi and Hendra Gunawan that lead and conclude this highly curated auction. Please click here to view the full catalogue PDF.

東南亞藝術日拍搜羅區內藝術家風姿各異的精彩作品,並由新舊當代藝術家拉開序幕。拍賣會為大家帶來一位重要亞洲藏家及藝術贊助人收藏的李綾瑄《玩耍 IV》及《白色手帕》,還有一組來自重要歐洲收藏的知性珍品,名為「千禧故事」。另有數量可觀的越南藝術品,出自黎譜、武元談、阮南山、梅忠恕等中南半島藝術名家之手,以及越南藝術史上黃金時代的現代大師 Tran Minh Thi (Le Thy)和陳文河手筆。

費南度・索培爾的《寒鴉IV》、鍾泗濱的《抽象風景》及一系列萬隆派藝術家的畫作反映了二十世紀東南亞抽象藝術運動的巔峰。其他精選拍品包括班內蒂托・卡布雷拉初現市場的《無題(薩貝爾)》,以及印尼巨匠阿凡迪和亨德拉・古拿溫的得意傑作,為本次悉心策劃的拍賣會完美落幕。如欲參詳完整圖錄,請按連結

Auction Highlights

Two Rare Masterworks by Indonesian Master Hendra Gunawan

HENDRA GUNAWAN 亨德拉·古拿溫
BEAUTIFUL SEA WORLD
Oil on canvas
《美麗海世界》
油彩畫布
89 by 195 cm; 35 by 77 in.
Estimate: HK$ 800,000 - 1.500,000
view lot
HENDRA GUNAWAN 亨德拉·古拿溫
PORTRAIT OF AFFANDI
Oil on canvas
《阿凡迪的肖像》
油彩畫布
145 by 93 cm; 57 by 36½ in.
Estimate: HK$ 700,000 - 900,000
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The Call to the Sea
Moments of Intimacy, Captured on Silk

A selection of meticulously executed Vietnamese silk paintings by a pioneering generation of artists who studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine in Hanoi. Intimate vignettes of family life, the love between mother and child, are captured elegantly on this delicate medium.

Landscape of the Middle Region of North Vietnam, Diptych: An Important Lacquer work by Tran Minh Thi (Le Thy)
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  • Lê Thy builds layer upon layer fanning clouds of vegetation, the dense tropical trees appear as clusters shaded florets. Their delicate wavy edges are heightened in gold. The artist is careful to vary their sizes and shades of dark red and black, creating a spatial illusion of depth.

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  • In the far distance the craggy silhouettes of the mountains pierce through the sunset sky. The intensity of the artist’s washes is especially notable imbuing the work with great drama.

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  • Amongst the dense forestry are delicate beams of palm trees that precariously line the small roads that lead to the bottom of the mountains where several houses lie in hidden serenity.

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  • Almost overshadowed by the magnificent natural phenomena, the small village is tucked quietly at the bottom of the valley. The thatched roofs are inconspicuous as they dwell in this oasis. Man and nature live in harmonious balance.

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  • Dwarfed by the magnificent mountainous backdrop, the farmers balance buckets of water and hurry back to the village before the sun sets and the whole landscape falls into the night.

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  • The padi fields are rendered in a striking green colour, Lê Thy mixes soft shades of brown that hint to the fluidity and translucency of the water in the fields.

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  • Golden bamboo leaves are meticulously articulated, they wave gracefully in the wind and are a virtuosic display of technical mastery.

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  • Golden banana leaves seem to wave and invite the viewer into the scene.

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  • Lê Thy builds layer upon layer fanning clouds of vegetation, the dense tropical trees appear as clusters shaded florets. Their delicate wavy edges are heightened in gold. The artist is careful to vary their sizes and shades of dark red and black, creating a spatial illusion of depth.

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In Full Bloom
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Lot 219 Natee Utarit Lotus Leaf view lot
“Much of my work deals with various aspects of truth and illusion and their complex interplay with the nature of beauty, dreams, hopes and perfection.”
Natee Utarit

Meditations on Medium and Form

Property from a Distinguished Asian Private Collector and Important Patron of the Arts
Lot 215, Jane Lee, Playing IV , Estimate: HK$ 80,000 – 150,000
Lot 214, Jane Lee, Handkerchief White , Estimate: HK$ 220,000 – 350,000

Leading contemporary voices such as Jigger Cruz, Mit Jai Inn and Jane Lee continue to question and reinvent the meaning of different mediums. Best known for her experimental techniques and inventive use of materials, Jane Lee’s unorthodox approach works to both challenge and re-examine the assumptions and customary functions or meanings assigned to the materials and structures that traditionally uphold the establishment of the painting. By subversively positioning medium and matter as the main subject of her work, Lee looks to the limitless potential of materiality as a vehicle for artistic expression.

Untitled (2014), marks the Thai artist Mit Jai Inn’s auction debut and exemplifies Mit’s unorthodox practice. Based in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, Mit Jai Inn is regarded by many as a seminal figure in Thai contemporary art, defying traditional boundaries in his conceptual and physically enthralling works. Untitled (2014) questions conventional notions of painting and is a product of the artist’s physically rigorous yet meditative working process.

Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”
A free bird leaps on the back of the wind
And floats downstream till the current ends
And dips his wing in the orange sun rays
And dares to claim the sky.
THE MILLENIUM STORYLot 221 – 225

The Millennium Story presents a grouping of Southeast Asian and Asian art works hailing from a distinguished European collection. With a discerning eye, the present collector has selected highly intellectual works emblematic of the milestone moments in the careers of the most active Asian artists such as Haegue Yang, Cui Jie, Yu Ki, Wei Dong and leading names from Southeast Asia. Reflecting a convergence of artistic practices and views, the grouping showcases the myriad ways artists reckon with contemporary issues and questions.

Lot 222 Agus Suwage The Kiss #4 , 2011 Estimate: HK$ 160,000 – 260,000
Lot 224 I Nyoman Masriadi Untitled , 1998 Estimate: HK$ 240,000 – 320,000

Abstraction in Southeast Asia

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