Seoul Auction, Korea's leading art auction house, will hold its Modern & Contemporary Art sale on November 28 at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, presenting about 50 works by leading Western, Korean, Japanese and Chinese artists with a total estimate of $25 million. The top lot of the sale is Smooth Egg with Bow by leading American artist Jeff Koons. This monumental piece is from the artist’s acclaimed 'Celebration' series and is appearing at auction for the first time.
There will also be a group of works by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Highlights include Statue of Venus Obliterated by Infinity Nets, one of the most important works in Kusama's 'Infinity Nets' series which should draw strong interest from collectors.
The sale also features works by established Korean artists including Lee Ufan's From Line. This year the late artist won international recognition as the Guggenheim Museum held the first retrospective of his work in the USA.
The highlight of the Chinese section of the sale is Zeng Fanzhi’s Mask Series No. 15 (1997), a rather unusual piece what mixes the rawness of Zeng's earlier meat series with a solitary masked figure.