Curated: Turn It Up

15 May 2018 - 4:32pm
(Left) Murakami Takashi, HOLLOW, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 141.5 x 120 cm; Est. HK$ 2,500,000 – 3,500,000/ US$ 319,000 – 446,000 (Right) Kusama Yayoi, Untitled (Pumpkin Sculpture), 2007, urethane on FRP, This work is unique. Sculpture: 100 (H) x 100 x 100 cm Est. HK$ 6,000,000 – 9,000,000/ RM 3,023,737 - 4,535,606


Sotheby’s Hong Kong will be holding an auction on June 8 entitled, CURATED: TURN IT UP, featuring seven contemporary artists, Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, George Condo, Jonas Wood KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons and Keith Haring. Selected highlights will be on show from May 25-30 , before the preview opens to the public from June 3-8.

Assembled to reflect and cater to the tastes of young Asian collectors, the sale offers works by both sought-after and cutting-edge, emerging artists in today’s contemporary art market, with a diverse span of estimates from under HK$60,000 up to HK$8 million. 

Sotheby’s head of Contemporary Art Asia Yuki Terase comments, “Contemporary art has in recent years become one of the most popular subjects among young collectors in Asia. The concept of Curated: Turn It Up is the epitome of what these young people are looking for in the current market, making this sale a premier destination for both new and seasoned art collectors as they seek to enrich their collection with something new.”