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”.
Christie’s series of six sales in New York from Sept 16-19 will offer over 1,000 lots of Asian art of exceptional quality and rarity that span the centuries.
Held in conjunction with Asian Art Week for Fall 2014, among the highlights is Christie’s first sale in New York devoted to the finest examples of cloisonné enamels from private American collections.
These museum-quality works by renowned artists such as Fang Lijun, Zeng Fanzhi and Zhang Xiaogang have never appeared at auction. Each considered highly representative of the artists’ oeuvres, together they are an exceptional selection of seminal works which define the early development of contemporary Chinese art.
Thirty-seven works will be offered in the Modern and Contemporary Asian Art – Evening Sale and the Contemporary Asian Art Day Sale taking place on Oct 5 & 6 respectively, with a total estimate of HK$111.5 million / US$14.3 million.
Although courted and feted by many, Latiff Mohidin chooses to remain detached and introspective so as to avoid being distracted from his singular pursuit— to excel in the arts. He does it by reading,writing,translating,sketch- ing,sculpting and painting, cocooned in his sprawling beachside house in Teluk Kumbar, several kilometres from the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas. Having relocated here over a decade ago due to health reasons, the 72-year-old lives a quiet life, going to the local mosque to fulﬁl his religious duty and enjoying classical music at home.
The work of Brett Bailey and Keith Lane is presented at the Melbourne Art Fair from August 13 to 17 by the Art Atrium gallery.
After a successful exhibition at Sydney Contemporary in 2013, Bailey has been working on a new series of Australian landscape paintings and works on paper on display at the Melbourne Art Fair.
The upcoming auction of the personal collection of Japanese designer, music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO® is touted to pack an explosive mix of the best mid-century design, hip hop bling jewellery, street art, vintage toy and fashion collectibles.
To be held on Oct 7 during Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale Series 2014 the sale dubbed, NIGO® ONLY LIVES TWICE, celebrates the designer’s 25 years as an influential force in the fashion scene.
Co-designed by jewellery artist Cindy Chao and American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, the 2014 Black Label Masterpiece “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch is estimated to fetch HK$6–7 million (US$750,000 – 950,000) at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on Oct 7 benefiting The New York City Ballet (NYCB).
Contemporary fine jewellery artist Chao, is globally recognised for her intricate designs of rare, colourful gemstones. She has collaborated with actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist Parker, on this singular jewellery creation.
Zao Wou-Ki, 14.12.62 1962 , oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm
Wu Guanzhong,The Qianling Mountains, 1972, oil on board, 46 x 46 cm
Chinese ceramics, paintings, contemporary ink paintings, contemporary Southeast Asian paintings, jewellery, watches and wines will take centre stage in Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales from Oct 4-8.
One of the largest installations to date by Chinese artist Xu Bing will be among the highlights of Beyond Limits 2014 sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth in the UK, announced Sotheby’s. Over the last eight years, Sotheby’s Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth has been established as one of the most prestigious selling exhibitions of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture and a key event in the art world calendar.