S tarting a contemporary art collection needn't be intimidating nor does it require deep pockets. Many of the world's top art collectors have started small, knowing just where to find inspiration. Visiting auctions and browsing online catalogs can be a good starting point. Sotheby's Hong Kong Contemporary Art Online auction, which runs through 15 October, offers a strong selection of works from the East and West. Highlights include works by highly sought after artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zhang Xiaogang and Yoshitomo Nara, as well as art objects by Damien Hirst, KAWS, Yayoi Kusama, and Sorayama Hajime. Here are ten exceptional pieces to get you started on your collection.