New World Auction Record Price for An Oil Painting by Any Asian Artist set by Christie’s Hong Kong

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On 25 and 26 November 2017, Christie’s Hong Kong held three auctions for Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art, which together realised a total of HK$831,063,750/ US$106,912,008. The top lot of the sale was Zao Wou-Ki’s “29.01.64”, which established a world auction record price for an oil painting by any Asian artist, achieving HK$202,600,000/ US$26,063,431. With strong biddings in the room and from online, without a doubt it has been a strong season,with 
36% of lots across all three sales sold above high estimate. View full results here.
Larry’s List presents to you five of the top lots from the sale and Christie’s specialists would be happy to provide you with a confidential and complimentary valuation of your Asian contemporary artworks. Contact:



1)    ZAO WOU-KI
Estimate: HK$85,000,000-125,000,000
Price realised: HK$ 202,600,000


55708753_Yoshitomo Nara_Midnigth Vampire

“Midnight Vampire”
Estimate: HK$7,000,000-10,000,000
Price realised: HK$ 17,500,000


55503853_Yayoi Kusama_Untitled (Infinity Net)

Estimate: HK$22,000,000-32,000,000
Price realised: HK$ 33,700,000


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4)    SANYU
“Bouquet de Marguerites (Bouquet of Marguerites)”
Estimate: HK$50,000,000-60,000,000
Price realised: HK$ 50,725,000


56208214_Wu Guanzhong_Golden Field

“Golden Field”
Estimate: HK$22,000,000-28,000,000
Price realised: HK$ 23,500,000