The Independent takes a novel angle on the Hong Kong art fair: Warhol.
For the past 12 months, the world has been hearing how Asia – and Asian buyers – are saving the international art market. And as the international art community gathers in Hong Kong for a series of massive sales, much of the publicity being generated surrounds the fact that, yes, some of that man Warhol’s work will take pride of place.
A complete set of screen prints from Warhol’s “Mao” series are up for grabs at Christie’s evening sale of Asian contemporary art on May 29 and then “Myths”, a silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas, will be presented at this year’s Hong Kong International Art Fair , from May 27 to 30. “Myths” has a price tag of US$12 million (9.5 million euros) and will be the most expensive artwork on offer at the fair.
Int’l Art World Turns Its Attention to Hong Kong (The Independent)