Press Release

Sotheby's Hong Kong Presents EYE/EAST

Hong Kong
A Cross-Category Sale that Showcases Eastern Aesthetics with Works from the Neolithic Period to the Present DaySpanning Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, Chinese Paintings, Calligraphy and Works of Art

Live Auction: 22 May 2020 (10 am and 2 pm)
Exhibition: 15 – 21 May 2020 (by appointment)
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery

Sofu Teshigahara, Dragon (Folding Screen), circa 1970
Est: HK$300,000 - 500,000

A Root Wood Sculpture, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Est: HK$300,000 - 400,000

Sotheby's Hong Kong is pleased to present EYE/EAST, a cross-category sale that showcases Eastern aesthetics with works from the Neolithic period to the present day. Compelling and aesthetically engaging, the sale to be held on 22 May comprises around 240 works encompassing Modern and Contemporary Asian art, Chinese Paintings and Calligraphies, as well as Chinese Works of Art. Highlights include Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita’s Printemps, Sofu Teshigara’s Dragon (Folding Screen), evening scenery by Singaporean modern master Cheong Soo Pieng, a calligraphy work by Qing dynasty calligrapher He Shaoji and a large Liao dynasty stone head of Avalokiteshvara, a series of calligraphy works by contemporary scholars, and classical and modern paintings from a Hong Kong private collection.

EYE/EAST is a cross-category sale that presents artistic trends from China and all across Asia with works spanning 5,000 years of history. From avant-garde Japanese calligraphy to ancient Buddhist sculpture, from classical ink painting to abstract expressionist art, the eclectic selection will appeal to seasoned as well as younger collectors.
Nicolas Chow, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia, International Head and Chairman, Chinese Works of Art

EYE/EAST will be held as a live auction behind closed doors. Online, telephone and absentee bidding will be accepted. The auction will be livestreamed in real time, giving clients the opportunity to experience the excitement of the saleroom wherever they are.



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