While the ‘Christy Hong Kong Spring Auction’ was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) from May 24th to June 1st, the ’20th / 21st Century Art Division’ was successfully auctioned over two days from the 28th to the 29th. . The auction was broadcast live online and was watched by 7.6 million people in 29 countries.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1986 painting ‘Black’ sold for 10.5 billion won, recording the highest auction price of the day, followed by Jeff Koons’ work ‘Sacred Heart’ at 10.2 billion won, and ‘Lovers’ Walk’ Rene Magritte at 8.6 billion won.. In terms of works by Korean artists, Lee Ufan’s ‘Dialogue’ won 1.9 billion, and ‘Ecriture No. 15-76’ sold for 1.3 billion won, and Kim Chang-yeol’s ‘Waterdrop No.16’ won for 850 million and found a new owner.
Looking back at the four-hour auction, where the hand gestures of the auctioneers and the shouts of the attendees were as fierce and hot as the hot Hong Kong weather, with live footage on site.