What Sold So Far At Art Basel Hong Kong 2022

Art Basel Hong Kong 2022. Image courtesy of Art Basel.
Art Basel Hong Kong 2022. Image courtesy of Art Basel.
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With the first two days of Art Basel Hong Kong 2022 wrapped, here is a quick snapshot of some of the artworks that sold.

TEXT: Denise Tsui
IMAGES: Courtesy of various


Art Basel Hong Kong 2022. Image courtesy of Art Basel.


Art Basel Hong Kong kicked off on Wednesday, anchoring the much-anticipated art week after months of speculation amid Hong Kong’s battle with the fifth wave. While overseas visitors are still far and few, there was enough buzz on the first days of private views to leave many over stimulated. Among the 130 local and international galleries—up from 104 last year—74 or just over half are presented as satellite booths and 15 are first time exhibitors to the Hong Kong edition. Here is a snapshot of just some of the sales from the first two days.

10 Chancery Lane Gallery sold one of the largest photo weavings by Dinh Q. Lê for a price in the range of US$90,000 to US$110,000; two Wang Keping sculptures for €42,000 to €45,000 and €70,000 to €80,000; a painting by Pan Jian sold for HK$245,000; a painting by Jessica Zoob for HK$390,000; and a Huang Rui painting.

Anat Ebgi sold five paintings from its solo presentation of Los Angeles-based Alec Egan to collectors in Japan and China, two smaller canvases for US$20,000 each and three larger canvases for US$45,000 each.

David Kordansky presents a duo-presentation by Lesley Vance and Anna Zemánková. All seven of Vance’s colourful abstract oil on linen paintings have sold for a price in the range of US$50,000 to US$300,000; while three of Zemánková’s pastel on paper drawings sold for US$15,000 to US$65,000.

David Zwiner fared well in the early hours of the fair, selling works by the likes of Katherine Bernhardt, Oscar Murillo, Marcel Dzama, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others.

de Sarthe saw stellar sales in the early hours selling to collectors in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, England and the US. Amongh  11 paintings by Hong Kong artist Mak2, 10 sold in the price range of US$18,000 to US$30,000; two paintings by Lin Jingjing for US$30,000 each; and two paintings by Zhong Wei in the price range of US10,000 to US$20,000 each.

Galerie du Monde sold an ink work by Zheng Chongbin in the range of US$50,000 to US$75,000; a mixed-media work by Michael Müller for a price in the range of €75,000 to €85,000; and a new work Wu Chi-Tsung titled Cyano-Collage 139 for a price in the range of US$45,000 to US$55,000.

Gajah Gallery sold two works by Ashley Bickerton to a collector in the Philippines and a collector in Hong Kong, each for a price in the range of US$40,000 to US$100,000; and Erizal As’ new painting Orange Red Gestures in the price range of US$20,000 to US$25,000 to a collector in Singapore.

Hauser & Wirth has kicked off the first two days selling a large George Condo painting to an important private museum in South Korea of US$2,650,000; two works on paper by Hungarian-American artist Rita Ackermann for US$55,000 each; Gary Simmons’ Can You Hear Me Now? (2021) for US$250,000; two paintings by Henry Taylor, with support to MOCA LA, for US$75,000 and US$250,000, the latter to a private collection in Mainland China; a sculpture by Paul McCarthy to a private collection in Mainland China for US$275,000; a mixed-media work by Matthew Day Jackson for US$175,000 to a private collection in Hong Kong; Rashid Johnson’s Untitled Anxious Bruise Drawing (2021) for US$200,000; and recent auction house favourite Avery Singer’s painting Side Quest (study) (2021) for US$150,000.

Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery saw spectacular results selling eight artworks in the early days for prices in the range of US$100,000 to US$5 million; including a Yoshitomo Nara painting for more than US$4 million and a Jonas Wood painting for more than US$2 million.

Kiang Malingue sold two new mixed-media works by Hong Kong multidisciplinary artist Samson Young for US$9,500; Bibliotheque #1 (2022) by Chou Yu-Cheng for US$38,000; three works by Brook Hsu including two oil on wood paintings in the range of US$10,000 to US$13,000 and an acrylic on carpet for US$25,000; and a set of four photographys titled My Nephew (2019) by Hong Kong artist Kwan Sheug Chi for US$12,500.


Art Basel Hong Kong 2022. Image courtesy of Art Basel.


Lehmann Maupin saw copious sales in the first two days,mostly to collectors based in Hong Kong, including an McArthur Binion mixed-media work on paper for US$200,000; Lari Pittman’s new work Luminous: Cities with Egg Monuments 4 for US$125,000; three new works by Mandy El-Sayegh for US$30,000 each; Nicholas Hlobo’s new work Umkhombe for US$75,000; Lee Bul’s new mother of pearl and mixed-media work Perdu CXXXII for US$170,000;  and Erwin Wurm’s quirkly sculpture Trip (Taschenskulpturen) for €150,000. Meanwhile, three Billy Childish works were sold, one for €45,000 to a prominent collector in Taiwan, and two for €80,000 each to collectors in Hong Kong.

Maia Contemporary sold a painting by Cisco Jiménez to a collector in Hong Kong for US$12,500.

Nanzuka has been receiving a lot of attention for the eye-catching Sorayama piece dazzling passers-by to the booth, but photo snaps aside, the gallery has reported sales of a painting by rising auction house darling Javier Calleja in the range of €300,000; a Daniel Arsham x Pokémon bronze of a crystalised Jigglypuff in the range of US$70,000; three works by Haroshi, each sold for a price in the range of US$30,000 to US$50,000; three paintings by Wahab Saheed, each sold for a price in the range of US$35,000; nine works by Keiichi Tanaami, each sold for a price in the range of US$10,000; a painting by Tianzhuo Chen in the range of US$30,000; a mixed-media canvas by Hebru Brantley in the range of US$100,000; oil on linen painting by Christian Rex van Minnen in the range of US$65,000; an acrylic on cardboard painting by Julio Anaya Cabanding in the range of US$25,000; Beary Nice House (2020) by FriendsWithYou for in the range of US$18,000; and Masato Mori’s Crimson blooch (2021), which sold to a private collector in Hong Kong for in the range of US$60,000.

Ora-Ora reported sales nearing HK$5 million on the first day, including for works by Stephen Thorpe, Peng Jian, Juri Markkula, Mai Miyake, and Xiao Xu.

Pearl Lam Galleries reported selling multiple works within the first hours including by artists Mr Doodle and Antony Micallef for prices in the range of US$8,000 to US$180,000.

Rossi & Rossi has sold nearly half their booth, a dedicated presentation of Tsherin Sherpa who is currently exhibiting at the 59th Venice Biennale representing Nepal Pavilion for its debut. Three larger paintings sold in the price range of US$12,000 to US$30,000; two smaller paintings sold for US$7000 each; and three editions of the eye-catching sculpture Skippers (Kneedeep) (2019–20)  for US$24,000 each.

Stephen Friedman Gallery reported sales of two new mixed-media works on canvas by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson for €20,000 and €30,000, the former to a Hong Kong-based collector.

White Cube sold seven works for a total of US$1.3 million, including two 2016 Antony Gormely’s cast iron sculptures, FEEL for £450,000, and SLEEPING PLACE III (SLEEPING FIELD PROTOTYPE) for £125,000; Tracey Emin’s Young Ego 2012 gouache on paper work for £125,000 and a painting by Liu Wei for US$320,000.


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