Christie’s sale of the Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art auction held on 25th May raised a combined total of HK$755 million. Eric Chang, Deputy Chairman of Asia and Department Head of Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art, said that overall there were a lot of bidding from buyers across Asia with Singaporean buyers particularly active. Abstract works of art were very sought-after particularly art pieces by Korea’s Kim Tschang-Yeul, Lee Ufan, Rhee Seundja and Singapore’s Cheong Soo Pieng.
Top Lots Sold
Top lots sold at the auction were “29.08.88” (oil on canvas) by Zao Wou-Ki, which went for HK$8.68 million; Liu Kuo-Sung’s “Symphony of Spring” which sold at HK$7.84 million; and Zeng Fanzhi’s “Mask Series 1997 No. 13” (oil on canvas) fetched HK$6.64 million (picture above).
By Miss Wong / Altermodernist
Photo credits: Christie’s