Gerhard Richter Leads Hong Kong Fall Contemporary Auctions

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Building on a record-breaking debut of Western contemporary art in Hong Kong last April, our Fall contemporary auctions lead with works by Gerhard Richter, Neo Rauch, Antony Gormley, Jonas Wood, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg and KAWS across our Evening and Day Sales.

Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
30 September | Hong Kong

Contemporary Art – Day Sale
1 October | Hong Kong


Gerhard Richter Leads Hong Kong Fall Contemporary Auctions

  • Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (679-2). Estimate HK$32,000,000 — 48,000,000.
    Abstraktes Bild (679-2) is an exquisite gem from Gerhard Richter’s celebrated series of abstract paintings. Works from the series are status symbols for collectors worldwide, and the current painting hails from the artist’s most sought-after late 1980s period, during which his works achieved new heights of sophistication. Exhibiting complex layering of vibrant colours, 679-2 is a first-grade archetype of his mid-sized abstract works which are experiencing surging demand.


  • Antony Gormley, Bind II . Estimate HK$2,400,000 — 3,500,000.
    A unique work with an important exhibition history, Antony Gormley’s BIND II was exhibited at the artist’s widely acclaimed exhibition Still Standing at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg in 2011. Gormley was the first living artist to have engaged with the State Hermitage Museum’s classical galleries with an exhibition of his own works.

  • Neo Rauch, Der Landgang Estimate HK$4,700,000 — 6,000,000.
    Earlier this year, Neo Rauch was hailed as one of Europe’s most successful contemporary artists. His works are instantly recognizable for their distinctive combination of figurative imagery and surrealist abstraction. The current painting is monumental in scale and constitutes an archetypal Rauch creation that displays superior compositional complexity.

  • Jonas Wood, French Open 1. Estimate HK$3,800,000 — 4,800,000.
    A quintessential work from Jonas Wood’s iconic tennis court series, French Open I encapsulates the best of the artist’s critically and commercially acclaimed oeuvre. A sports fanatic himself, Wood depicts tennis courts from different angles and scales, engaging with his subject’s inherent geometry to create uncanny and engaging interplays between perspective, depth and colour.  

  • © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017
    Damien Hirst, Sky Love. Estimate HK$2,000,000 — 3,000,000.
    Fresh to the market, Sky Love is a captivating example of Damien Hirst’s renowned butterfly gloss series. Evoking aesthetic and philosophical concerns surrounding the cycle of life and death, the current work juxtaposes the industrial materiality of household gloss paint with the natural delicacy of butterflies – a meditation on life, beauty and mortality.

  • Tony Cragg, R.A. The Fanatics. Estimate HK$2,400,000 — 3,000,000.
    Turner Prize winner Tony Cragg tests the limits of material through his dexterous manipulation of stone, wood, clay and bronze. In the current work, contours of biomorphic profiles emerge from the cold materiality of steel, epitomizing Cragg’s artistic endeavour for a new sculptural language. Monumental in scale, the sculpture emanates a mesmerising presence, bringing to mind Constantin Brancusi’s Endless Column in Romania. Earlier this year, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park hosted Cragg’s biggest UK exhibition to date, showcasing over five decades of the esteemed artist’s works.

  • Andy Warhol, Campbell's Onion Soup Box. Estimate HK$1,400,000 — 2,000,000.
    Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Boxes’ represent what is possibly the most iconic symbol of contemporary art as well as American Pop culture. The artist’s use of the prominent Campbell logo dates back to the early 1960s – a decade that marked Warhol’s apotheosis and transition from commercial illustrator to superstar artist. Employing his trademark silkscreen technique, Warhol imbued a mundane commercial subject matter with expressively vibrant and luscious colours, abolishing the dichotomy of high and low culture.

  • KAWS, Yellow Doorway. Estimate HK$1,500,000 — 2,600,000.
    Yellow Doorway not only epitomizes KAWS’ universally loved oeuvre that blurs the line between fine art, pop and commercial objects – it is a paradigmatic work that was featured on the cover page of KAWSONE, a limited Japanese publication on the artist’s work from the 1990s and early 2000s whose title has since become the artist’s branded website.


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