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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Opens with Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sale

Yue Minjun - "On the Lake", (1994) - Oil on canvas - 182 cm x 250 cm - Estimate: HK$7,000,000-10,000,000 (US$905,000-1,290,000)

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold
Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sale 2010 on 5 April at the Hong Kong
and Exhibition Centre. This season’s sale will offer a series of early
works by
established Chinese artists that are rarely seen on the market, as well
seminal works from prominent Japanese and Korean artists. There will be
over 170
extraordinary pieces, with a total estimate in excess of HK$94 million /
The laughing figures in Yue Minjun’s (b.1962) works
have been
recognised as an icon of contemporary Chinese art in China and beyond,
and the
artist himself has become one of the best-known names in the art world.
in 1994, On the Lake (est. HK$7-10 million / US$905,000-1,290,000) is
one of
Yue’s rare early works that is expected to stir intense bidding.