This Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 sales report will aggregate all of the reported sales into one comprehensive report for subscribers (the first month of AMMpro is free and subscribers are welcome to sign up for the first month and cancel before they are billed.)
Amid the global impact of coronavirus, the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong’s online viewing rooms exhibited a total of 235 dealers and reported a total of global 250,000 visitors to the virtual platform. The blue-chip galleries saw a series of strong figures for both emerging primary market artists and postwar headliners. Here are the fair’s sale results of note:
Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo):
Yoshitomo Nara’s Untitled (2018) sold for $275,000 and another watercolor on paper from 1997 sold for $150,000. Friedrich Kunath’s acrylic on canvas titled The Last Perfect Day from sold for $55,000. Asuka Anastacia Ogawa’s figurative painting Walking (2020) sold for $48,000 and Tony Lewis’s graphite on paper Notion (2019) sold for $45,000.
David Zwirner (New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris):
Marlene Dumas’s Like Don Quixote, 2002 , Oil on canvas, sold for $2.6 million to a collection in the United States. Luc Tuymans Tree (2019), an oil painting, sold for $2 million. Liu Ye’s painting Book Painting No. 21 (Karl Blossfeldt, The Complete Published Work, Taschen GMBH, 2017) (2018) sold for $500,000. Mamma Andersson’s Incantation (2020) painting sold for $400,000 to a collection in Asia. Noah Davis’s painting Untitled (Man on Couch) from 2009 sold for $360,000. Josh Smith’s Karma Palms #4, 2019 Oil on linen, sold for $250,000 and Lucas Arruda’s Untitled (from the Deserto-Modelo series) oil on canvas from 2008 sold for $100,000 to a collection in Asia.
Paula Cooper Gallery (New York):
Cecily Brown’s oil on linen titled In the sort of a kind of a something from 2019-20 sold within a price range of $500,000-600,000
Gagosian (Hong Kong, Paris, Athens, Rome, Basel, Geneva, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco):
Mary Weatherford’s Splendor in the Grass (2019) large-scale neon on linen sold for $750,000. Tetsuya Ishida’s acrylic on board Derelict Building Worker’s Chair (1996) sold for $500,000. Fanzhi Zeng’s untitled 2019 oil painting sold for $450,000. Jennifer Guidi’s yellow oil and sand on linen, An Instance of Becoming (2019) sold for $300,000. Jia Aili’s oil on canvas Youth and Ultramarine (2019) sold for $260,000.
Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai):
A work by George Condo sold for a price between $500,000 to $1 million. Another work by Rudolf Polanszky, sold for a price between $50,000 to $100,000, and a piece by Kim Tschang-Yeul, sold for a price between $10,000 to $25,000.
Galerie Lelong & Co. (Paris, New York):
Samuel Levi Jones’s Invisible (2019) featuring medical books on canvas sold for $32,000.
Lisson Gallery (Shanghai, London, New York):
Carmen Herrera’s Camino Negro (2017) acrylic on canvas sold for $850,000
Galeria Nara Roesler (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York):
Antonio Dias’s album of 10 woodcuts on handmade paper titled Trama (1968-1977) sold for $150,000.
Soka Art (Beijing, Tainan, Taipei):
Zhang Yingnan’s Journey (2019) sold for $25,000, and oil on canvas Amber (2013) sold for $20,000, and a painting titled Lost in Trek from 2020 each sold to private collectors in Asia, as well as an oil on canvas Night Breeze (2020) for $25,000, which sold to a private collector in Europe. Hong Ling’s oil on canvas Splendid (2019) sold for $560,000 to a private collector in Asia.
A painting by Issy Wood sold for $45,000.
Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Les Moulins, Havana, Beijing, Rome)
Antony Gormley’s Slump IV sold for $482,000.
Maho Kubota Gallery (Tokyo):
Teppei Takeda’s Painting of Painting #34, acrylic on paper on board, sold for $15,000 and another titled Painting of Painting #36 sold for $15,000 to a private collection in Asia
Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco):
Woody De Othello’s Pushing Away Keeping Out (2020), Looking Out on the Inside (2020) both oil paintings, and a ceramic clock assemblage Oval Clocking each sold for a price in between $10,000 to 25,000 to a collection in California.
Richard Koh Fine Art (Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur):
Five acrylic on linen works from Yeoh Choo Kuan’s series A DAY AND FOREVER #7, #8, #9, #10 and #11 (2019) sold for 110,000 in total to multiple private collections in Asia.