Sotheby’s HK Autumn 2017​ ​Contemporary Ink Art ​s​ale​ ​totals US$2.3​m​il

5 October 2017 - 4:19pm

“This season’s thematic sale, a ​'confluence​' of artworks with ink as the denomination, were selected with an international audience in mind, just as​ ​the geographic boundaries of ink art have become increasingly blurred," said Katherine Don, ​head of Sotheby's Hong Kong contemporary ink art.

"We were pleased with the solid results of today’s sale, in which over 20% of the lots were bought by collectors outside Asia. Private collectors continue to take the lead in this market and, as always, fresh material attracted strong bidding. We were particularly delighted to see a new auction record set for Japanese artist Inoue Yuichi, when Yume (Dream) nearly quadrupled its pre-sale estimate.”​


Top 10 2017 Autumn Contemporary Ink Sale
​Lot 850, Li Jin, Garden, ink and colour on paper, 2011

HKD 2,000,000 (MYR 1,082,808)


Lot 831 Liu Dan, Poppy, ink on paper, 2002

HKD 1,875,000 (MYR 1,015,133)  


Lot 804, Inoue Yuichi, Yume (Dream), ink on paper, 1966

HKD 1,500,000 (MYR 812,106) ​​*Auction Record for the Artist*


Lot 819, Chen Qikuan (Chen Chi-kwan), Geomancy, ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, 1983

HKD 1,000,000 (MYR 541,404)


Lot 858, Li Huayi, Guanyin the Sovereign, ink, colour and collage on paper, 1990

HKD 1,000,000 (MYR 541,404)


Lot 839, Zeng Xiaojun, Qing Qi Gu Guai, ink and colour on paper, 2004

HKD 1,000,000 (MYR 541,404)


Lot 828, Xu Lei, Shattered Illusion, ink and colour on paper, 1997

HKD 625,000 (MYR 338,377)


Lot 806, Krishen Khanna, A Graph of Pleasure and Pain, oil on canvas, 1961

HKD 500,000 (MYR 270,702)


Lot 805, Hans Hartung, P1967 - A47, ink, acrylic and pastel on paper, 1967

HKD 500,000 (MYR 270,702)​


Lot 821, Liu Kuo-sung (Liu Guosong), Path in Snowy Mountains, ink and colour on paper, 1967

HKD 437,500 (MYR 236,866)


Lot 848, Lui Shou-kwan, Spring in Hong Kong, ink and colour on paper, 1969

HKD 437,500 (MYR 236,866)

​Lot 827, Xu Lei, Perched Parrot, ink and colour on paper, 1993
HKD 437,500 (MYR 236,866)​