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Quirky Japanese collection sells out

8 October 2014

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn 2014 sale of quirky memorabilia from the private collection of Japanese designer, music producer and creative entrepreneur Nigo® fetched a total of HK$35 million (RM14 million) for the 107 lots.

EntitledJapanese Nigo® only lives twice, the total sales figure was double the pre-sale high estimate and over 90% of the lots were sold above the high estimates.

The top lot was Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup I silkscreen print which sold for HK$3.16 million (RM1.32 million).

ZHANG DAQIAN PAINTING SELLS FOR RM28MILLION

8 October 2014

The late Chinese grandmaster Zhang Daqian’s La Beauté Antique painting sold for HK$66.2 million (RM28 million) at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn sale 2014 on October 7.

Touted as the top lot of the day, the artwork represents the pinnacle of the artist’s gongbi brushwork and occupies a very significant place in his career as he handpicked it for his first solo exhibition in the West.

Sotheby’s breaks records

8 October 2014

A total of HK$ 615.46 million (RM257.29 million) and 9 auction records were achieved in Sotheby’s Hong Kong Modern And Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale with 80% of the lots sold above their high estimates.

Liu Xiaodong’s Disobeying the Rules was the top selling lot, fetching HK$66.2 million (RM27.68 million) and was also a world record at an auction for the artist.

Roots of Pleasure

1 October 2014

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery will showcase the paintings and sculptures of renowned artist Li Jin best known for his whimsical scenes and caricatures painted with Chinese ink.

Scheduled for Oct 24-Nov 5, the selling exhibition entitled, The Roots of Pleasure: the paintings and sculpture of Li Jin, will feature 28 of the artist’s recent works.

The show includes his first sculptures in bronze and fibreglass as well as his  ink paintings of everyday scenarios in a whimsical manner.

Citizen Art Fair in Shanghai

23 September 2014

Featuring more than 50 international galleries and Asian talents, the Citizen Art Fair in Shanghai will have its VIP preview  on Sept 30 from 2pm-9pm.

The event will be opened to the public from Oct 1-3 from noon till 7pm and on the last day, it closes at 6pm.

The highlights of the fair include art talks by  well-known curators and art experts form Asia.

Celebrity art critic and consultant Jimmy Lu Jieming will be among the special guests who will offer their own perspective on the Asian art market.

Zhang Daqian_La Beaute Antique

17 September 2014

Over 360 lots including significant works from masters including Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Fu Baoshi and Li Keran will be offered in Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Painting Autumn Sale on Oct 7 with a total estimate of HK$200 million (RM82 million).

Hands Across The Water Invite 01

10 September 2014

Malaysian artists Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Kow Leong Kiang continue their collaboration in Los Angeles with fellow artists Heri Dono from Indonesia, Choi Tae Hoon from South Korea and Han Yong Jin from the US, in the exhibition “Hands Across The Water” presented by Baik Art.

Opening on Sept 13 at Baik Art (2600 S.La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles,CA 90034, USA), the exhibition will be showcased in two parts, with the first on view until Oct 4, and the second part from Oct 1131.

Auction of contemporary ink paintings

10 September 2014

Contemporary ink paintings from world renowned artists such as Liu Kuo-sung, Tseng Yu-ho, Irene Chou, C.C. Wang, Fang Zhao-lin, Yu Cheng-yao as well as Hong Kong’s Lui Shou-kwan and Wucius Wong will be featured in an exhibition entitled, Contemporary Literati: Landscapes in Mind.

The selling exhibition is part of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn sale and will be held in Hall 3 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The sale will feature a total of 55 artworks, estimated to fetch US$1.6 million (RM 51.2 million) in total.

Seascape makes waves

8 September 2014

VIPs milled around the exhibition halls and foyer of The Edge Galerie Mont’Kiara, taking in Malaysia’s foremost artist Latiff Mohidin’s twenty-two abstract paintings. The solo show was four years in the making.  Following the success of an earlier solo exhibition of 21 artworks in Singapore from Aug 20-26, Latiff returned to Kuala Lumpur with another 10 exclusive paintings for his latest show, entitiled “ Latiff Mohiddin, Seascape, Recent Paintings”.