15 Artworks to watch at Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auction
Art Auction powerhouse Christie’s will be amazing the art scene in Hong Kong again with it’s 2016 Autumn Auction, taking place at the end of this month.
Whilst Christie’s is never just about Contemporary Art (they also do hold auctions on wine, jewelry, Chinese artifacts, etc), after a brief study of their Autumn Catalog, there are 15 artworks that we must all check out, before they become the possession of some private collector again.
Amongst the 15 chosen for this list, you might have noticed my strong inkling towards Post-War Japanese artworks from the Gutai School (especially anything by the renowned Astuko Tanaka and Yuko Nasaka).
As was stated in Gutai Art Manifesto:
“In concrete art, human spirit and materials are reconciled to each other in their natural state of opposition, to breathe life into material is to do likewise with spirit”.
There are around 500 artworks to be displayed at Christie’s Autumn auction this month, so there is bound to be something for everyone. After all, the connection between a piece of Asian Contemporary Art and it’s audience is always one of a highly personal nature.
I also recommend the nostalgically-depressing works of Yoshitomo Nara and the various artworks by Chinese artists with a slightly more cynical and political undertone (such as Zeng Fanzhi and Guan Yong). This might be a somewhat naive comment, but it seems like the only kind of artists that can make a break from China are those who conceptualize their works with a strong political message, unless you are specializing on contemporary ink paintings.
Without further a due, here is my list of 15 artworks to watch at Christie’s Sale this month:
Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auction will take place in the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre between 24th and 29th November with open exhibitions from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
All the information above was provided by Christie’s Hong Kong
Originally published at The Typewriter.