March 21, 2012

Sotheby’s Contemporary Asian Art Auction In Hong Kong: Top Lots For The New Collector

Part Two Of A Three-Part “Lots To Watch” Series

With top historical lots by blue-chip Chinese contemporary artists regularly selling in the millions of dollars, not every aspiring bidder can afford to pack his or her collection with the rarest pieces by Zhang Xiaogang, Yue Minjun or Liu Ye. Following up our “top classic lots to watch” post on Monday, here are our “top lots for the new collector.” Still focusing on blue-chip artists, these lots will likely remain comparatively attainable at the Sotheby’s auction on April 2, even though particular pieces may find favor with visiting mainland Chinese collectors and see final hammer prices far above high estimates.

Jing Daily’s top Chinese contemporary art lots for the new collector at the upcoming Contemporary Asian Art auction in Hong Kong:

Zhang Xiaogang – “Bloodline Series” (1997)

Lot: 815
Oil on canvas
Size: 40 by 30 cm.; 15 3/4 by 11 3/4 in.
Estimate: HK$1 million-1.5 million (US$128,786-193,179)

Zhang Xiaogang

Zhang Xiaogang

Zhang Xiaogang – “Bloodline Series: Boy” (2004)

Lot: 815a
Oil on canvas
Size: 146 by 118.1 cm.; 57 1/2 by 46 1/2 in.
Estimate: HK$3.5 million-4.5 million (US$450,751-579,537)

Zhang Xiaogang

Zhang Xiaogang

Yue Minjun – “99 Idol Series No. 43 & 47″ (Two Works) (1996)

Lot: 820
Oil on canvas
Size: 25 by 20 cm.; 9 7/8 by 7 7/8 in. (each)
Estimate: HK$400,000-500,000 (US$51,517-64,397)

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun – “Untitled” (2005)

Lot: 821
Oil on canvas
Size: 100 by 80 cm. 39 3/8 by 31 1/2 in.
Estimate: HK$1.5 million-2.5 million (US$193,179-321,965)

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun – “Contemporary Terracotta Warriors No. 6 (two works)” (2005)

Numbered 1/25 (3/25)
Lot: 822
Bronze
Size: 290(H) by 43.1 by 48.2 cm.; 114(H) by 17 by 19 in. (each)
Estimate: HK$1.6 million-2 million (US$206,058-257,572)

Yue Minjun

Yue Minjun

Jia Aili – “It’s Not Only You Who Is Pale (Triptych)” (2007)

Lot: 829
Oil on canvas, painted wooden chair
Size: 300 by 200 cm.; 118 1/8 by 78 3/4 in. (each)
Estimate: HK$2.5 million-3.8 million (US$321,965-489,387)

Jia Aili

Jia Aili

Su Xinping – “Fighter”(1998)

Lot: 850
Oil on canvas
Size: 130 by 97.5 cm.; 51 1/8 by 38 3/8 in.
Estimate: HK$150,000-250,000 (US$19,318-32,197)

Su Xinping

Su Xinping

Li Shan – “Rouge Series” (1995)

Lot: 853
Silkscreen and oil on canvas
Size: 109 by 156.4 cm.; 43 by 61 5/8 in.
Estimate: HK$600,000-700,000 (US$77,271-90,150)

Li Shan

Li Shan

Wang Jin – “Bank Note (RMB 10 Cents)” (2007)

Lot: 880
Acrylic on tile
Size: 64.7 (H) by 65 by 25 1/2 cm.; 25 1/2 (H) by 25 5/8 by 3 5/8 in.
Estimate: HK$120,000-180,000 (US$15,455-23,181)

Wang Jin

Wang Jin

Liu Wei – “Untitled” (1997)

Lot: 889
Oil and mixed media on paper
Size: 16.5 by 14.3 cm.; 6 1/2 by 5 5/8 in.
Estimate: HK$100,000-150,000 (US$12,878-19,317)

Liu Wei

Liu Wei

Feng Zhengjie – “Chinese Portrait Series” (2008)

Lot: 885
Oil on canvas
Size: 209.5 by 300.3 cm.; 82 1/2 by 118 1/4 in.
Estimate: HK$700,000-900,000 (US$90,150-115,907)

Feng Zhengjie

Feng Zhengjie

Wang Guangyi – “Great Criticism Series: Swatch” (2005)

Lot: 861
Oil on canvas
Size: 120 by 150 cm.; 47 1/4 by 59 in.
Estimate: HK$900,000-1.2 million (US$115,907-193,179)

Wang Guangyi

Wang Guangyi

Yang Shaobin – “Toyland” (1994)

Lot: 899
Oil on canvas
Size: 110.5 by 100 cm.; 43 1/2 by 39 3/8 in.
Estimate: HK$800,000-1.2 million (US$103,029-154,543)

Yang Shaobin

Yang Shaobin

Zeng Fanzhi – “Landscape” (2005)

Lot: 903
Oil on canvas
Size: 150.5 by 150 cm.; 59 1/4 by 59 in.
Estimate: HK$1.6 million-2.6 million (US$206,057-334,843)

Zeng Fanzhi

Zeng Fanzhi


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