On 19 January 2017, Boundless: Contemporary Art, Sothebys
Hong Kongs lifestyle-oriented auction series beginning in 2012, sails into its fifth year. A cross-discipline array of modern and contemporary art, design furniture, artist jewellery, street art, and 20th century photography will be presented at Sothebys Hong Kong Gallery. This seasons highlights include works by renowned artists from Asia and the West including Pablo Picasso, Banksy, George Condo, Yoshitomo Nara, Cindy Sherman, Keith Haring and Zao Wou-Ki, among others. The sale, amassing over 130 lots, is estimated at HK$29million 40million/ US$3.74million 7.47milion.
Isaure de Viel Castel, Head of Boundless Sales at Sothebys Hong Kong, said: Boundless: Contemporary Art began five years ago with a commitment to supporting the art of collecting not only as a passion, but also as a way of life. This pioneering series of sales featuring both Western and Asian works in a variety of genres and disciplines has set the exemplar in Hong Kong, where, over the years, its lifestyle focus attracts a dedicated following of new as well as young collectors. Having recently achieved the highest series total on record (HK$52.8million/ US$6.8million) in June 2016, Boundless: Contemporary Art will continue to delight enthusiasts this season with exceptional works from across the globe, most notably the iconic furniture of Guy de Rougemont making their auction debut in Asia.
This seasons forthcoming Boundless: Contemporary Art sale marks the Asia auction debut of French artist Guy de Rougemont. A synthesis of Minimalism and Pop Art, Rougemonts works are characterised by the use of bold, joyful colours combined with fluid, organic forms composed of cylinders, ellipses, totems and serpentine lines. The artists instantly-recognisable style has elevated him to icon status in the worlds of fine art and furniture design. Among a total of nine works presented in this sale is his signature Red Cloud Table, created in 1970, which achieved prices over US$200,000 at auction in 2011 and 2013.
Guy De Rougemont Red Cloud Table 1970, PVC and wood 42 x 110 x 67 cm Est. HK$260,000 320,000/ US$33,000 41,000. Asia auction debut of Guy de Rougemonts Furniture
Guy de Rougemont Lampe nuage 1971, Plexiglas, metal, lighting 51 x 40 x 22 cm Est. HK$50,000 70,000/ US$6,400 9,000. Asia auction debut of Guy de Rougemonts Furniture
Fernando and Humberto Campana Cartoon Sofa 2009, stuffed Disney toys, tubular stainless steel 79.5 x 180 x 116 cm Est. HK$380,000 450,000/ US$49,000 58,000
Achille Salvagni Antinoo Parchment 2015, cast bronze, gold, European walnut, Sahara Noir marble 90 x 150 x 50 cm Est. HK$350,000 550,000/ US$45,000 71,000
Pablo Picasso Twenty-Eight Gold Medallions Conceived in 1956, gold Est. HK$3,500,000 4,000,000/ US$449,000 513,000
Yves Klein Petite Vénus Bleue (brooch) 1956 1957, bronze painted with IKB colour (International Klein Blue) Est. HK$70,000 90,000/ US$9,000 12,000
Keith Haring Untitled 1988 100.5 x 75 cm Black ink, gouache and printed paper collage on paper Est. HK$1,800,000 2,800,000/ US$231,000 359,000
Banksy Keep It Real 2002, stencil spray paint and acrylic on canvas 25 x 20 cm Est. HK$700,000 1,000,000/ US$90,000 128,000
Cindy Sherman Untitled #217 1984 1990, color photograph 129 x 83.5 cm Est. HK$220,000 320,000/ US$28,000 41,000
Edward Weston Shell (Nautilus) 1927, gelatin silver print 23.2 x 18.6 cm Est. HK$60,000 80,000/ US$7,700 10,000
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Raoul Dufy Epsom, les turfistes dans les tribunes 1939, watercolour on paper 50 x 65 cm Est. HK$800,000 1,000,000/ US$103,000 128,000
Pablo Picasso Quatre Femmes nues et Tête sculptée 1939, etching and engraving 22 x 31 cm Est. HK$160,000 200,000/ US$21,000 26,000
George Condo Late Night in St. Moritz 1990, pastel, charcoal, gouache, paper collage on canvas 160 x 150 cm Est. HK$1,000,000 2,000,000/ US$128,000 256,000
Maqbool Fida Husain Red Landscape 1964, oil on canvas 92.7 x 92.7 cm Est. HK$700,000 900,000/ US$90,000 115,000
Yoshitomo Nara Die schwartze catze 1993, acrylic on canvas 35 x 35 cm Est. HK$300,000 500,000/ US$38,000 64,000
Zao Wou-Ki Les Bateaux Circa 1950, oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm Estimate: HK$3,000,000 4,000,000/ US$385,000 513,000