Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Sales 2017 will be held from 1 to 5 April.
Venue: Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (New Wing)
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Unveiling the Following Spring Sales’ Highlights:

Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

 First offering of Western Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Evening sale, led by Andy Warhol’s Mao (Est. HK$90 – 120 million). An astonishing collection of art works from different artists around the world can also be found in the Spring Sales 2017. Drop a visit to the auction to check out more of the oeuvre. 

Image: Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 127 x 106.6cm Sold for an Astounding HK$98.5Million/US$12.6Million to an Asian Collector at Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Image: Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 127 x 106.6cm

Sold for an Astounding HK$98.5Million/US$12.6Million to an Asian Collector at Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

About Andy Warhol’s Mao:
Mao series marked a significant stylistic turning point for Warhol in the 1970s. The present work belonging to the series of 22 paintings stretched on 50 by 42 in bars during the artist’s lifetime is a distinctly wonderful example of his oeuvre. Of the other paintings in this cycle, four are known to be held in the renowned public collections. Mao was created in 1973, a year after the crucial moment of global politics where President Nixon visited China and Chairman Mao. The painting in red and gold carries the highly expressionistic and flamboyant handling of paint as well as the artist’s resolution and confidence, transforming Mao to become the newest player on the fashion circuit and a glamourised member of the 1970s pop idols.

Chua Ek Kay, A Pause for Silence, Ink on paper, 97.5 x 179.5cm Estimate: HK$380,000 – 550,000/ US$49,000 – 71,000

Chua Ek Kay, A Pause for Silence, Ink on paper, 97.5 x 179.5cm
Estimate: HK$380,000 – 550,000/ US$49,000 – 71,000

Classical Chinese Paintings

 Classical Chinese paintings are what you must not miss! A stellar line-up of Classical Chinese Paintings from distinguished private collections are available in the sales. 

Image: Huang Binhong, Studio Amid Verdant Mountains, ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, 118 x 52.8 cm.  Estimate: HK$4 million — 6 million/ US$515,520 - 773,280

Image: Huang Binhong, Studio Amid Verdant Mountains, ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll, 118 x 52.8 cm. 
Estimate: HK$4 million — 6 million/ US$515,520 - 773,280

Curiosity III

 A gathering of objects formed by nature and man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and the Chinese scholar’s cabinet, including An Impressive Allosaurus Dinosaur Skull from the Jurassic Period (Est. HK$2.2 – 2.8 million)

Image: AN IMPRESSIVE ALLOSAURUS DINOSAUR SKULL LATE JURASSIC PERIOD, WYOMING, USA Estimate: HK$2.2 – 2.8 million/ US$283,492 - 360,808

Image: AN IMPRESSIVE ALLOSAURUS DINOSAUR SKULL
LATE JURASSIC PERIOD, WYOMING, USA
Estimate: HK$2.2 – 2.8 million/ US$283,492 - 360,808

Important Watches

Watches do not only serve as the symbols of ones' wealthiness, they also present the choice and tastes of lifestyle. During the auction, a considerable number of opulent watches are ready for sale. 

Image: A Very Rare And Unusual PinkGold Tonneau Form Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch With Power Reserve And Torque Indicationfrom Richard Mille Estimate: HK$1.85 million – 2.8 million/ US$238,373 - 360,780

Image: A Very Rare And Unusual PinkGold Tonneau Form Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch With Power Reserve And Torque Indicationfrom Richard Mille
Estimate: HK$1.85 million – 2.8 million/ US$238,373 - 360,780

Jewels and jadeite Spring Sale

Estimated In Excess of US$60 Million / HK$468 Million Weighing 59.60-carats, the Pink Star is the Largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ever Graded by the GIA

THE PINK STAR Estimated In Excess of US$60 Million / HK$468 Million 

THE PINK STAR
Estimated In Excess of US$60 Million /
HK$468 Million 

Estimated In Excess of US$60 Million / HK$468 Million Weighing 59.60-carats, the Pink Star is the Largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ever Graded by the GIA