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

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

(detail)


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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