Sotheby’s kicked off the autumn sales season in Hong Kong earlier in October with some pretty sensational records, from a HK$300 million Song Dynasty dish to Yun Gee’s ‘Wheels: Industrial New York‘ which hammered down at HK$105 million, ten times more than the artist’s previous record. From all the way in New York, tremors can still be felt from the truly epic hammer price for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (c.1500), which sold for US$450.3 million (HK$3.5 billion) — making headlines as the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.
Of course, the drama still isn’t over yet, and over in Asia, things have gotten a little more settled into the season, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting — especially if you’re looking to pick up a few gems for your art collection. We dug deep into the modern and contemporary art catalogues this season for our favourites (which are a lot more reasonably priced pursuits than a HK$3.5 billion Da Vinci). Here’s what to look forward to in the next few weeks of auction action:
Christie’s Autumn Sales: 24-29 November
Phillips’ Autumn Sales: 26-28 November
Bonhams Autumn Sales: Through 28 November