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Modern Evening Auction

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Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm

5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm


Modern Evening Auction

Auction: Wed 5 Oct 2022

5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Modern Evening Auction

Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm

The Modern Evening Auction (5 October, Hong Kong) will feature artworks that capture the multifaceted, creative spirit of artists working around the world during the 20th century, pioneers who broke past the boundaries of established norms to create a vision of modern and post-war art. Leading the sale will be Sanyu’s masterpiece Branches, a remarkable achievement amongst his entire body of flower works, an autobiographical expression coming from an artist having said to identify as ‘an Eastern potted plant in a garden in Paris’; full of hope for new spring, the early promise of Sanyu’s plum branches traces their origins to the artist’s cultural roots, set in a composition that suggests Western geometric abstraction. Alongside Sanyu’s Branches, we compare the depiction of nature and still life by modern masters, with highlights such as Les oliviers by Zao Wou-Ki, Still Life with Pansy by Georgette Chen, and Bouquet de chrysanthèmes roses by Pan Yuliang – each representing the fulfillment of century-defining ideas, from Impressionism, Pointillism, and Cubism into Abstract Expressionism and beyond. This auction will be a wonderful opportunity for collectors to engage in creative encounters with the most significant names from the modern era.


二十世紀,全球各地的藝術先驅各自打破既有疆界,為現代及戰後藝壇開創了前所未見的紛繁盛況。今秋,蘇富比現代藝術晚間拍賣(10月5日 | 香港)誠獻眾多大師傑作,並由常玉的花卉精品《紅底瓶枝》傲然領銜。此畫帶有濃烈的自傳色彩,這種表現形式被另一位知名畫家感嘆為「巴黎花圃裡的東方盆景」。《紅底瓶枝》流露了常玉對冬盡春回的期盼,在隱含西方幾何抽象的構圖上,墨黑的梅枝不但承載著畫家的祈願,同時亦根植於他內心深處的文化本源。拍賣並呈其他現代名家以植物為題的靜物畫,其中趙無極的《橄欖樹》、張荔英的《三色堇花》和潘玉良的《青瓶紅菊》,每一幅都繼承了諸如印象派、點畫派、立體主義及抽象表現主義等重要流派在內的精神。現代藝術巨擘雲集一堂,令本次晚間拍賣成為藏家領略雋永新思的絕佳良機。


For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+852 2524 8121


For all enquiries please contact:


Felix Kwok | FELIX.KWOK@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 8195

Director, Head of Department, Modern Art, Asia


Jestina Tang | JESTINA.TANG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 8197

Specialist, Modern Art, Asia


Gabe Chan | GABE.CHAN@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 5517

Junior Specialist, Modern Art, Asia


Rishika Assomull | RISHIKA.ASSOMULL@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 5544

Deputy Director, Specialist, Modern Art, Asia


Michelle Yaw | MICHELLE.YAW@SOTHEBYS.COM | +65 6732 8239

Deputy Director, Specialist, Modern Art, Asia


Sylvia Cheung | SYLVIA.CHEUNG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 5537

Junior Specialist, Modern Art, Asia


Ruby Yang RUBY.YANG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 5542

Junior Cataloguer, Modern Art, Asia


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