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    Sotheby's HK Contemporary Asian Art Auctions: Top Lots To Watch

    Discriminating buyers from the Greater China region will find plenty to like about upcoming Sotheby's auctions in Hong Kong on April 5, from rare pieces by blue-chip Chinese contemporary artists to works by emerging names.
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    Hard-To-Find Works To Attract Mainland Chinese Buyers#

    Discriminating buyers from the Greater China region will find plenty to like about the upcoming Sotheby's Contemporary Asian Art and Didier Hirsch Collection auctions, taking place in Hong Kong on April 5, from rare pieces by blue-chip Chinese contemporary artists to works by emerging names. Here are our picks, in no particular order, for the top lots to watch at the sales:

    YUE MINJUN - "FLYING" (1993)#

    Lot: 705 (Didier Hirsch Collection sale)
    oil on canvas
    169.5 by 169.5 cm.; 66 3/4 by 66 3/4 in.
    Estimate: 9,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD

    FANG LIJUN - "SERIES 1, NO. 4" (1990-1991)#

    Lot: 879 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    oil on canvas
    100 by 100 cm.; 39⅜ by 39⅜ in.
    Estimate: 10,000,000 - 15,000,000 HKD

    ZHOU CHUNYA - "GREEN DOG NO. 3" (1997)#

    Lot: 705 (Didier Hirsch sale)
    oil on canvas
    250 by 200 cm.; 98 3/8 by 78 3/4 in.
    Estimate: 7,500,000 - 8,500,000 HKD

    JIA AILI - "FEBRUARY TALK-PAST (BED) (TRIPTYCH)" (2006)#

    Lot: 855 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    oil on canvas
    each: 300 by 166.5 cm.; 118⅛ by 65½ in.
    overall: 300 by 499.5 cm.; 118⅛ by 196⅝ in.
    Estimate: 2,800,000 - 3,500,000 HKD

    ZENG FANZHI - "MASK SERIES (YELLOW)" (1998)#

    Lot: 871 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    oil on canvas
    60.3 by 50.4 cm.; 23¾ by 19⅞ in.
    Estimate: 3,000,000 - 6,000,000 HKD

    LIU WEI - "REVOLUTIONARY FAMILY SERIES - DAD WITH MUM" (1991)#

    Lot: 874 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    oil on canvas
    80.5 by 99.5 cm.; 31⅝ by 39⅛ in.
    Estimate: 5,000,000 - 8,000,000 HKD

    LIU WEI - "YOU LIKE ME, WHY NOT SERIES NO. 38" (1996)#

    Lot: 875 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    oil on canvas
    31 by 41 cm.; 12¼ by 16⅛ in.
    Estimate: 900,000 - 1,200,000 HKD

    WENDA GU - "THE MYTHOS OF LOST DYNASTIES SERIES"#

    Lot: 894 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    ink on paper (scroll)
    285.7 by 177.8 cm.; 112¼ by 70 in.
    Estimate: 320,000 - 450,000 HKD

    QIU ZHIJIE - "DECIONARY SERIES (SET OF TWO)" (2001)#

    Lot: 895 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    ink on paper
    each: 181.5 by 27.3 cm.; 71½ by 10¾ in.
    overall: 246.5 by 39.5 cm.; 97 by 15½ in.
    Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 HKD

    LIU YE - "INTERNATIONAL BLUE (DIPTYCH)" (2006)#

    Lot: 906 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    acrylic and oil on canvas
    overall: 210 by 420 cm.; 82¾ by 165¼ in.
    Estimate: 12,000,000 - 20,000,000 HKD

    ZHANG XIAOGANG - "BLOODLINE SERIES" (1998)#

    Lot: 912 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    oil on canvas
    60 by 50 cm.; 23⅝ by 19¾ in.
    Estimate: 1,800,000 - 2,500,000 HKD

    WANG KEPING - "UNTITLED"#

    Lot: 922 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    wood
    40.5 (H) by 16 cm.; 16 by 6¼ in.
    Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 HKD

    WANG QINGSONG - "FOLLOW ME" (2003)#

    Lot: 940 (Contemporary Asian Art sale)
    photograph
    60 by 150 cm.; 23⅝ by 59 in.
    Estimate: 350,000 - 500,000 HKD

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