Cheong Soo-Pieng, Chu Teh-Chun Set New Record At Christie’s

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