The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, November 15, 2018


Christie's Hong Kong Announces Fall 2008 Sale of Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art
Las Damas Romanas (Roman Maidens) by Juan Luna (The Philippines 1857-1899). Estimate: HK$8,000,000-10,000,000 / US$1,025,600-1,282,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2008.


HONG KONG.- Christie’s, the world’s leading art business and the leading auction house in Asia, announces the Fall sale of Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art will take place on Sunday, November 30th at 11am. This sale follows on the heels of Christie’s landmark Spring 2008 auction in Hong Kong which was its most valuable ever for category.

Elements of the theatrical and the dramatic underscore the offerings in this season's Southeast Asian Modern & Contemporary Art sale. A truly outstanding selection of works from modern masters is presented alongside invigorating works of top contemporary artists in a continued endeavor to trace affinities between the past and present, the timeless and the new. Offered alongside works in Christie’s sale of Asian Contemporary Art, the sale of Southeast Asian Modern & Contemporary Art remains a unique and distinctive element in the art market of Hong Kong and contributes to the full richness and flavour of the art from Asia that Christie’s offers each season.

COLONIAL CLASSICS & MODERN MASTERPIECES
The Colonial and Modern masters such as Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès and Hendra Gunawan continue to draw strong results and record prices at auction. This season Christie’s will present collectors with several important examples from these artists and others.

Leading the selection of Modern works this season is Las Damas Romanas (Roman Maidens) by Juan Luna (The Philippines 1857-1899) [estimate: HK$8,000,000-10,000,000 / US$1,025,600-1,282,000]. This work is one of the truly iconic Roman scenes from the artist, who stands as one of the most important Filipino painters of the colonial period for his reformist stance and the role he played in highlighting the plight of the Philippine colony to the Spaniards. Las Damas Romanas is a classic work in the highest conventions of academic painting. Indeed, the work won a Diploma of Honour at the Munich Art Exposition of 1886. Depicting two Roman girls sporting with their hunting dogs, with flocks of doves symbolizing the divine, this work is in essence a picture of the abundant richness of life, with humankind shown in harmony with Nature. The artist observed and sketched classical Roman architecture and artefacts as studies and Las damas Romanas is a culmination of these observations.

Flower Vendors by Hendra Gunawan (Indonesia, 1918-1983) [estimate: HK$650,000-950,000 / US$83,300-121,800] is a strong example of the artist’s poignant and enduring imagery of Indonesian women. Commonplace episodes are elevated to dramatic heights in Hendra’s paintings, and this work stands as an enthralling rendition of daily Indonesian life, as flower vendors are some of the most typically-encountered women in ordinary street life in Indonesia. While the artist drew from close observation of everyday life, his female subjects are never particular characters he encountered, but rather figments from his recalled observation that universally bear elegant, undulating, voluptuous frames, and are readily identified as Indonesian by their batik accoutrements.

From Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Mèrpres (Belgium 1880-1956) comes Balinese Weavers [HK$1,500,000-2,000,000 / US$192,300-256,400], a work that was composed from the veranda of his beachfront house in Sanur, Bali. Arguably the most influential painter to render a particularly romantic image of Bali, Le Mayeur’s preoccupation with light and the compositional arrangement of figures and objects makes him a key Impressionist painter who, unlike his contemporaries in Europe, found and developed his visual language in the tropical climate of Southeast Asia. The classic painter-traveller who lived and worked in Bali, he is best known for his Balinese pictures, which are some of the most illustrious in his artistic career. Balinese women bathing, dancing or weaving were subjects that he visited and re-visited over and over again in his lifetime.

Further highlights include Splinter Barks, Rimba Seris from the celebrated Malaysian modern artist, Latiff Mohidin (b. 1938) [estimate: HK$200,000-300,000 / US$25,600-38,500]. Rimba translates as primaveral forest. Creatively adapting the visual language of German Expressionism to depict elements of the tropical forest, the work demonstrates the artist’s typical use of strong colour contrasts coupled with the swift and bold execution of brushstrokes and the simplification of forms.

CONTEMPORARY TOUR DE FORCE
Contemporary Southeast Asian artists are becoming an increasingly sought-after group in today’s market and once again the region’s key painters such as I Nyoman Masriadi and Ahmad Zakii Anwar and others are represented by strong works.

Among the star lots is Marathon [HK$800,000-1,600,000/ US$102,600-205,100], a work that is an exemplary and distinctly theatrical piece from Southeast Asia’s most successful contemporary artist, I Nyoman Masriadi (b. Indonesia 1973). Depicting five male runners left behind by a speedy female runner, it is a powerful work typifying of the artist’s thematic interest in competition and rivalry. The world of sports fascinates Masriadi as is evident in the significant number of his images that depict figures as sportsmen and sportswomen. Marathon is a monumental work and one of the largest pieces the artist has done –it is a definite crowning achievement for him at the point of painting in 1999 when he was a mere 26 years old and fresh from art school. It is also perhaps the single canvas that best illustrates his longstanding interests in perfecting a painterly rendition of the human figure as well as the use of black.

From Ahmad Zakii Anwar (b. 1955), Malaysia’s key figurative painter today, comes Smoker [HK$160,000-240,000 / US$20,500-30,800], from the artist’s celebrated ‘Smokers’ series. The characters in his paintings are the art world's answer to the shadowy celluloid villains of pulp fiction and noir films – like these latter film characters, Zakii’s smoking protagonists assume the importance of icons in their own rights. These selfpossessed and inscrutable figures, whose origins, identities and affiliations are not immediately comprehensible, are shrouded in mystery and ambiguity.

Indonesian artist Handirwirman Saputra (b. 1975) is included in the line-up by the striking work, Seri Kertas Lipat II [HK$200,000-280,000/ US$25,600-35,900]. The work has emerged from the artist’s unceasing formal exploration in form and material through his own handcrafted objects. In this way, his practice shuttles between the two-dimensional world of paintings and the three-dimensional world of objects.

Christie's continues to introduce younger and emerging artists from this region to a worldwide audience of art lovers. This season sees the works of Thai artist Yuree Kensaku, Indonesian artist Arahmaiani and Bali-based Italian artist Filippo Sciascia for the first time at auction.





Last Week News

October 15, 2008

Prado Museum Opens Exhibition to Allow Public to Come Closer to Rembrandt's Work

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Opens Nancy Spero Exhibition

MoMA Presents an Exhibition of Hand-Painted Film Posters by Artist Batiste Madalena

Frick is the Exclusive Venue for First Monographic Riccio Exhibition

Centre Pompidou Marks the Centenary of the Publication of Marinetti's Futurist Manifesto

Olafur Eliasson's "Yellow Fog" on the Facade of Verbund's "Am Hof" Building in Vienna

Kounter Kulture - In Kulture We Trust - Opens in London

The Unilever Series: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Opens at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Asian Art Week at Christie's London in November 2008

First Piece of Artwork Ever to be Commissioned for The Herbert is to See the Light of Day Again

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to Present Fashioning Felt

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents Directions: Terence Gower, Public Spirit

Rail of Justice: A New Public Sculpture by Jeffrey Schiff

AGO's New Restaurant FRANK Serves Contemporary Comfort Cuisine

Nearly 1,000 lots of important American folk art will cross the block at Slotin Auction

Image by Illustrator Rachel Maguire Chosen as Basis for First Night 2009 Button

Unbuilt Toronto: The City That Could Have Been

Hofstra University Dedicates Dynamic Person of Color Sculpture on Campus

October 14, 2008

Aleksandr Rodchenko: Constructing the Future Opens at Caixa Catalunya in Barcelona

Musée d'Orsay Opens Two Correspondences Exhibitions

The Art Fund Gives 1 Million Pounds to Save Titian's Diana and Actaeon

Political and Poetic Installations by Cildo Meireles on View at Tate Gallery in London

Olafur Eliasson's The Collectivity Project Opens at U-TURN Contemporary Arts Festival

Major Getty Exhibition Showcases the Work of American Photographer Carleton Watkins

The Art of David Cox Opens at the Yale Center for British Art

Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao Opens Sorolla Exhibition from The Hispanic Society of America

Anton Henning: Blumenstilleben No. 193 Opened at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Museum of Latin American Art Hosts Significant Auction of Contemporary Latin American Art

Art in the Service of Power at the Imperial Court of China and at the Saxon-Polish Court

A New Wave Of Contemporary Artists At Bonhams

MOCA Renews Patrnership with Pacific Design Center

Photographer Wim Tellier Plans Installation in Antarctica

Vintage and Modern Posters - Bloomsbury Auctions New York on 22 October

October 13, 2008

Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck to Titian Opens Wednesday at the National Gallery in London

November Film Series Reveals Aspects of Artistic Luxury at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Art Deco Exhibition at The New York Public Library Showcases Rarely Seen Prints and Posters

New Museum Presents C.L.U.E. (Color Location Ultimate Experience)

Aperture Gallery Presents Work From Josef Koudelka's Latest Project-Invasion 68: Prague

Cleveland Museum of Art Painting Chosen by U.S. Postal Service as Christmas Stamp

Virgin Name Train After Tate Liverpool in Honour of its 20th Anniversary

Surrealist Wifredo Lam's Afro-Cuban Mythology Meets Salvador Dalí's Personal Myths

Plains Art Museum Names Jaclyn Miller Membership Manager

National Museum of the American Indian and the National Gallery of Art Present Visionary Series

Cape Ann Museum to Present Gershon Benjamin and His Contemporaries

A Major Exhibition of Paintings by George Tooker Presented at the National Academy Museum

Boise Art Museum Announces Reflections on Conflict An-My Le: Small Wars

The Museum of Modern Art to Host Film Benefit Honoring Award-Winning Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann

Challenges of an Artistic Relationship: David Smith and Dorothy Dehner

Munch, Picasso, and Two Distinguished Collections Lead Christie's Fall Prints and Multiples Sale

Azam Painting Raises 80,000 Euros at The 2008 Sovereign European Art Prize Auction

Art on the Plains X Juried Art Exhibition Opens at Plains Art Museum

October 12, 2008

Exhibitions Showcasing Masterpieces from All Areas of Louvre's Collections Opens in Atlanta

Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Superstars of Modern Art on View at Detroit Institute of Arts

The BMA Organizes First Comprehensive Survey of Austrian Artist Franz West in the United States

Story of Nineteenth-Century America Revealed in Special Exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum

The Goslar Kaiserring 2008 Prize Goes to Andreas Gursky

Historic Cigarette Ad Exhibition at The New York Public Library Showcases Deceptive Campaigns

Rubens Banqueting House Sketch Saved for the Nation

The Lafrenz Collection: Minimal is More at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Images Illustrating Healthy Living for Children Opens at the National Museum of the American Ind

Plains Art Museum Names Rebecca Seelig Executive Assistant

Jacquemart-André Museum Stages France's First Major Retrospective of the Work of Antoon Van Dyck

Serial Landscape Photographs by Three Legendary American Photographers on view at National Gallery of Art

Musem of the Ara Pacis in Rome Opens Exhibition Dedicated to Bruno Munari

RIBA Announces Fourteen Honorary Fellowships

ROM Hosts International Symposium on Ancient Egypt and Nubia

Masterpiece Solutions Launches Art Gallery Software Upgrade and Success Service Package

Atkins Wins Middle East Architect of the Year and Young Architect of the Year

Raleigh Architect to Address International Expo

October 11, 2008

The Art Gallery of New South Wales Presents "Monet and the Impressionists" Exhibition

Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon at San Jose Museum of Art

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion at Kunstmuseum Wolsburg

Basquiat Masterpiece From The Collection of Lars Ulrich To Highlight Post-War Art Sale

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over the River, A Work in Progress at The Phillips Collection

The Second Golden Age of Dutch Art: 19th Century Opens Today

The County Election Featured at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Florence Griswold Museum Presents Bessie Potter Vonnoh Exhibition

Photographs by Samoan Multimedia Artist On View at Metropolitan Museum

De La Warr Pavilion Presents A Continuous Line - Ben Nicholson in England

Norton Museum Exhibition Redefines 20th Century Chinese Paintings

Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur World Debut at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Only A Game? UEFA Football Exhibition to Open at World Museum Liverpool

It's a Dog's Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collection

Auckland Art Gallery Presents In Shifting Light

Yale University Has Newly Completed Arts Complex Designed by Charles Gwathmey

Alan Aldridge: The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes Opens at Design Museum

Laumeier Presents Exhibition by Acclaimed Artist and Filmmaker John Waters

Contemporary 23 - Market Opens at Malba - Fundación Costantini

Furniture That Becomes Art - Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries

Angela Strassheim Exhibits at Monterey Museum of Art

The Brooks to Receive Major Donation through National Gift Program

Rensselaer Opens the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC)

The Museum of Modern Art to Host Film Benefit Honoring Baz Luhrmann

October 10, 2008

Total Enlightenment: Conceptual Art in Moscow, 1960-1990 at Fundacion Juan March

Richard Avedon: Larger Than Life Opens at Grand Rapids Art Museum

Patricia Urquiola: Purely Porcelain Opens at Design Museum in London

National Portrait Gallery Presents Women of Our Time: Twentieth Century Photographs

The Best of Photography and Film from the George Eastman House Collection Opens at Frist Center

First Major Museum Survey of Tara Donovan Opens at ICA/Boston

First U.S. Survey of Chantal Akerman's Work Opens at Miami Art Museum

Special Photography Exhibition to Celebrate the Generosity of Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim

Cheekwood Holds Dual Opening for Contemporary Artist Michael Oliveri and New Video Installation

Cybele Varela - Ad Sidera, per Athanasius Kircher Opens at Naples National Library

Columbus Museum of Art Presents Murray Jones: Unfolding Vision

The Life of Things - The Idea of Still Life in Photography 1840 - 1985

James Cauty and Son Collaborate at The Aquarium

Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors to Host Art Exhibition in Marfa, Continue Commitment to the Arts

Xerxes Fine Arts Presents My Freedom - Golnaz Fathi

Steven Holl Receives 2008 National Arts Club Gold Medal Award

Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino Receive Wright Spirit Award

Rhodes College and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to Host Italian Renaissance Sculpture Conference

Abraaj Capita Art Prize to Announce Finalists of First Competition

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- TEFAF New York Fall 2018 opens to strong attendance and robust sales

2.- Michael Jackson's Bad jacket, Dylan's Fender Telecaster, U2's iconic guitars lead to Julien's Auctions sale

3.- 'Have you news of my boy?': Kipling's vain search for lost son

4.- Tate Britain opens the largest Edward Burne-Jones retrospective to be held in the UK

5.- Bartolomé Bermejo's visual universe shown in all its splendor for the very first time

6.- Thomas P. Campbell to lead the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

7.- Canadian doctors to start prescribing museum visits

8.- Exhibition in Leuven brings to life the grandiose world of the noble Arenberg family

9.- Walking Batman strolls across the auction block for a record $16,800 at Milestone's Premier Toy Auction

10.- Skeletons unearthed in giant United Kingdom train line excavation

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 
Check out Casinostoplay.com for a range of beautifully designed online slot games.

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful