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Major masterpieces to debut at Christie’s Hong Kong auction

The auction will offer major artworks by Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons and Rene Magritte.

Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin

Christie’s Hong Kong is set to offer an eclectic selection of groundbreaking works, featuring both world-renowned masters and aspiring artists. Bringing all the art collectors and enthusiasts at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Christie’s will orchestrate four auctions from May 25 to 28, 2023.

Avery Singer artwork

Evelyn Lin, Deputy Chairman and Co-Head of the 20th and 21st Century Art Department, Christie’s Asia Pacific, commented, “We are eagerly anticipating our upcoming auctions, which will showcase a meticulously curated selection that encapsulates the breadth and depth of artistic talent, ranging from esteemed masters to promising emerging artists. Our unique position in Hong Kong enables us to present a balanced offering that resonates with collectors around the world. Moreover, we are committed to fostering and championing works by younger artists, staying in tune with contemporary market trends while ensuring a dynamic, diverse array of pieces. As travel restrictions lift, we are thrilled to welcome art enthusiasts from across the globe to partake in the exhilarating experience of our auctions this May in Hong Kong.”

Sacred Heart Magenta

The 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale, which will be held on May 28, will shed the spotlight on a major artwork by Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin, which is estimated to achieve US$ 3,600,000 to 4,900,000, and other works by Andy Warhol, Zeng Fanzhi and Jean-Paul Riopelle. Highlight of the auction is a work by Jeff Koons, Sacred Heart (Magenta/Gold). This stainless steel sculpture is estimated to fetch up to US$ 9,000,000

On the same day, Post-Millennium Evening Sale will feature works by Liang Yuanwei, Nicolas Party, Michaela Yearwood-Dan and Jia Aili. An untitled acrylic work by Avery Singer is estimated to achieve up to US$ 2,600,000.

Yoshit artwork

The 20th Century Art Day Sale on May 29 will showcase creations by Asian masters who bridge the gap between East and West, as well as their distinguished European contemporaries. The sale will explore the journey of modern art across time and geographical boundaries. A painting by Sanyu from the 1930s, still in pristine condition, will debut at the auction, alongside a collection of paintings by Zao Wou-Ki, including a work from the collection of the artist’s daughter, Madame Sin-May Zao.

Christie's artwork auction

Nicolas Party’s striking landscape, Rocks, along with a selection of Yayoi Kusama’s works across various mediums and periods, including her one-of-a-kind and profound work, Fantasizing in the Smoke, will highlight the 21st Century Art Day Sale.