Sotheby's announce line-up for Hong Kong Boundless art sale



2015-06-26 11:26:09

A rare work by the French street artist Invader will be amongst the highlights of the forthcoming Sotheby's Boundless sale in Hong Kong.

The auction next month will offer a selection of contemporary works by major Western and Asian artists, along with 20th-century design furniture. Artists set to feature include Pablo Picasso, Bernard Buffet, Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.

"Since pioneering the “Boundless” concept – drawing parallels between works across schools, types, and places of origin – Sotheby’s has received an overwhelmingly positive response from collectors throughout Asia in support of this innovative approach to presenting contemporary creations sourced around the world," said Isaure de Viel Castel, Sotheby's Head of Mid-Season Sales, Contemporary & Modern, Fine Art Department.

"In response to the significant interest demonstrated by October’s successful NIGO® Only Lives Twice auction, the upcoming Boundless sale will include a specially-curated selection of design pieces. I am especially proud to introduce the auction debut of 'Alias HK58' by French street artist Invader – a piece specifically created for Hong Kong which illustrates perfectly the city’s dynamic, international art scene."

'Alias HK58' is a tribute to Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee, created by the artist in 2014 for a street art intervention in Hong Kong’s Happy Valley neighbourhood. Depicting the much-loved cartoon character Hong Kong Phooey, the ceramic tile and glass panel work comes with an estimate of HK$1-$1.5 million (US$128,000-$192,000).

Further notable highlights will include Roy Lichtenstein's 1984 work 'Collage for Painting in Gold Frame' estimated at HK$1.6-$2 million (US$205,000-$ 256,000); Robert Indiana's 'LOVE (Red/Blue)', executed in 2000 and priced at HK$2.2-$3.2 million (US$282,000-$410,000); and Tracey Emin's 2011 neon 'Trust Me', the first work by the British artist ever offered in Hong Kong, estimated at HK$250,000-$ 350,000 (US$32,000-$45,000).

The Sotheby's Boundless: Contemporary Art sale takes place on January 20, and is expected to realize in excess of HK$30 million (US$3.8 million).

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