Sotheby's specially curated sale rakes in US$6mil

11 June 2018 - 5:30pm

Targeted at younger collectors, the 'Curated: Turn It Up' artworks auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong totalled HK$47.7 million / US$6 million. 

All of the 102 pieces offered found buyers, with 78% realising prices above their high estimates. 

“Curated to reflect the taste of today’s young collectors, the sale saw incredibly robust interest from this rising community across Asia and beyond,” said Sotheby’s Asian Contemporary Art head Yuki Terase. “We are elated at the results, which are a testament not only to the fast-growing collecting vigour of young Asian art lovers, but also to Sotheby’s unrivalled understanding of this market. We look forward to our next Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong during the Autumn Sale Week.”

Yayoi Kusama’s Untitled (Pumpkin Sculpture) proved to be the top lot attaining a figure of HK$11.4 Million / US$1.5 Million*.

Results of the top 10 lots can be viewed in the table below: