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Photographer: Hong Jang Hyun. Photo Production: Gary So @ Mad Carrot Production
Paik Nam June, Fat Boy, 1997, Estimate: HK$3,500,000 – 4,500,000 / US$ 449,000 – 577,500
Korean rapper and actor Choi Seung-hyun, aka T.O.P has worked with Sotheby’s to guest-curate an evening sale of Western and Asian contemporary art in Hong Kong taking place on October 3.
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Jonathan Stone, Chairman and International Head of Asian Art at Christie's, discussed the state of the Asian art market on Friday over lunch with a handful of reporters, and also reviewed the auction house’s plans to hold its first ever auctions in Shanghai and Mumbai later this year. Here is an abbreviated version of the lively conversation:
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David Fu, specialist at 33 Auction noted that following the strong interest shown at its last auction in Singapore earlier this year, the auction house is offering 30 percent more works than it had at its January sale.
Highlights of the upcoming sale are WuGuanzhong’s “Willow Tree,” an ink and color on rice paper which displays the Chinese artist’s gentle fusion of Eastern and Western impressionistic styles, and “Horse and the Sun,” a strong oil on canvas work by Indonesian expressionist master Affandi, known for his technique of painting directly from the tube. Other Indonesian highlights include dancer-themed works by SrihadiSoedarsono as well as large canvases by Basoeki Abdullah and JeihanSukmantoro.
Leading the Malaysian art section is Khalil Ibrahim’s “Fisherman / Man in Motion,” depicting a scene of various human forms in a flurry of activity. The silhouettes in the foreground are painted in a Cubist style, no doubt influenced by his study in London during the 1960s.
The auction will be held at Grand Hyatt Singapore on May 5, with preview held atMOCA@Loewen May 2-5.
AS first published on sea.artinfo.com
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A sale billed as Magnificent Clocks From An Important Private Collection — to be auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 7 — will offer 22 decorative modern clocks all custom-made over the past 30 years by world-renowned watchmakers and jewelers, such as Cartier, Daniel Roth, Gerald Genta, Asprey, and Patek Philippe.
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Another auction house has announced it will hold a sale in Singapore to coincide with the attendance of international collectors, especially from Indonesia, at Art Stage Singapore. Borobudur Auction will be holding a sale of Asian Contemporary & Modern Art, Jewelry, Ceramics and Wine in Singapore on Jan 25.
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Christie’s Evening Sale of Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art on Saturday established two world auction records: La forêt blanche II, an 1987 abstract oil painting by 20th Century Chinese artist Chu Teh-Chun sold for HK$60 million (US$7.78 million) and Abstract Triptych by Singaporean artist Cheong Soo-Pieng sold for HK$4.2 million (US$547,334).
The sale realized $54.52 million, sold in excess of 87% by lot and 95% by value. Chu Teh-Chun had four paintings in the top 10 lots of the auction, while Zeng Fanzhi and Zao Wou-Ki had both two paintings in these top lots.
Eric Chang, International Director of Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art, said there were buyers from Asia, Europe and the Middle East, which demonstrates the increasing diversity and depth of this collecting market.
Among the 39 lots sold, 11 sold in excess of HK$10 million (US$1.29 million), and two thirds of the total number of lots sold for over the high estimate.
As first published on ARTINFO.COM