Warhol's Campbell's Soup prints sell for $407,500 in NIGO auction


2015-06-26 13:56:28


Warhol's Campbell's Soup prints sell for $407,500 in NIGO auction

Warhol's Campbell's Soup prints topped cultural icons from fashion designer NIGO

Celebrating his 25th anniversary in the fashion world, designer NIGO sold items from his personal collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong last night (October 6), led by a set of Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup prints.

Warhol's classic prints were a fitting top lot in a sale dominated by cultural icons

The set of 10 prints - which sold for $407,450 - were offered among pop culture collectibles, jewellery, and luxury goods, reflecting NIGO's "meticulous taste and hip-hop aesthetic" said Sotheby's.

Following was Untitled (Painting and Doll) by New York street artist and designer KAWS, who first achieved fame through reworking city street advertisements, before becoming a hit with collectors for his limited edition art toys.

The 2001 work made $283,668.

Richard Mille watches are worn by the world's top sports stars and celebrities

A Richard Mille tourbillon watch in white gold and set with diamonds sold for $190,831.

The Swiss company has found success with celebrities and sports stars, with Tennis' Rafael Nadal and Formula One's Felipe Massa both sponsored by the company, and hip-hop stars such as Jay-Z seen sporting its watches.

The Astro Boy bench was made for the dining room of the Atomic Studies Centre in France

Several of the furniture items in the sale came from France's Jean Prouve, a renowned architect and designer collected by the likes of Brad Pitt and Larry Gagosian.

The top-selling item from Prouvewas a bench with a sculpture of Japanese animation icon Astro Boy lain across it, which was created for the Atomic Studies Centre in Marcoule, France in 1955. It sold for $128,940.

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