CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART AUCTIONS HONG KONG
A specially curated section of the 4 April Sotheby’s Contemporary Asian Art sale will focus on installation and sculpture. Historically, three-dimensional art has not been as easy to sell as two-dimensional paintings. Is this a turning point?
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Information on the special section, named “Infinite Dimensions”, was announced in a March 2011 press release,
The sale is also marked by Infinite Dimensions, a specially curated section on ingenious works of three-dimensional art from sculpture and design to multi-media installation.
Highlights from this section include:
Tatsuo Miyajima (Japanese, b. 1957), Changing Time with Changing Self – Blue Wind, 2007, est. HKD2.4 – 3.2 million / USD310,000 – 410,000.
Michael Lin (Taiwanese, b. 1964), Cool and Sweet, 2008, est. HKD900,000 – 1.2 million / USD120,000 – 150,000.
Shao Fan (China, b. 1964), Project No. 1 of 2004, <date?>, est. HKD600,000 – 800,000 / USD80,000 – 100,000.
Click here to read the full press release (PDF download).
More from the press release on other sales in the 2011 series:
Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold its Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sale Series 2011 on 3 and 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 3 April will see the Evening Sale of The Ullens Collection – The Nascence of Avant-Garde China offering 106 important works, estimated in excess of HK$100 million / US$12.7 million, while 4 April marks the sale of Contemporary Asian Art, bringing forward a total of 153 lots estimated at over HK$121 million / US$16 million. Sotheby’s is also pleased to present an environmentally-themed sale, the Clean Air Auction, to support the projects of Clean Air Network (CAN), one of Hong Kong’s leading non-governmental organisations.
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- Enviro art Clean Air Auction backed by Sotheby’s Hong Kong – event alert – March 2011 – announcement of Enviro art Clean Air Auction
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- Christie’s matches Sotheby’s in Hong Kong autumn auction success – coverage round-up -December 2011 – a comparison of auction sales
- Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents results of autumn sale of Southeast Asian paintings – October 2010 – autumn sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong