On 25 and 26 May, Christie’s Hong Kong held a series of four 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales, totalling HK$1.15 billion/US$147.8 million with a combined sell through rate of 82%.
Fuelled by diverse bidding from around the world, the Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art auctions this season realised one of the highest ever totals for the category. The series of sales was led by Zao Wou-Ki’s monumental ‘Triptyque 1987-1988’ which realised HK$178 million/US$22.7 million in the evening sale.
The debut of ICONOCLAST, an innovative curated sale highlighting 16 artists born between 1969 and 1989 who are defying traditional boundaries to create art for a global audience, saw Jia Aili’s ‘The Wasteland’ achieve HK$18 million/US$2.3 million, a new record for the artist. Outstanding results continued for leading Japanese and Chinese contemporary artists with major artist records also set for Yoshitomo Nara, Yayoi Kusama, Le Pho and many more. View full results here.
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