Hong Kong -
Leading French auction house, Artcurial, is proud to complete its
second sale in association with Spink in Hong Kong on 3 October,
2016, at Liangyi Museum, under the hammer of Isabelle Bresset. The
auction has realised 2,5M€/ 21,9 M HKD, with 70 % of the lots
sold, and 4 new world record at auction. With much help from Spink
staff the auction was a flying success. The sale celebrates
Artcurial's long-time dedication to the auction of comics strips,
and its ten year in the category of street art. The sale also saw
keen interest from bidders around Asia, confirming Artcurial's
growing share in the market.
second auction we chose to focus on Street art and Comics. A young
crowd gathered in the room of Liang Yi Museum. The online bidders
and the telephones were also very active.
Comics did very well. The Ledroit chapter which was new to Hong
Kong was 100% sold and the total amount was 50% above the low
estimate. The result of the fresco by Herge confirmed the
popularity of Tintin in China.
We are now at the early stage of the Street art market in HK and
the results were very encouraging and gives us some insight on what
we shall bring next time such."
Associate Director, Artcurial
4 New World
Records in Comics Strips
The sale of
comics saw 4 new world records. All 16 lots from Olivier Ledroit
were sold, withThe Marriage of Berath(Lot 1) breaking a new world
record for the artist at 275 000 HKD / 31 573 €.The Night(Lot
76) from the classic science fictional comics series by Philippe
Druillet also broke the world record, sold at 865 000 HKD /
99 311 €.
market for Herge stays strong, with a new world record for his work
created after World War II. Fresco for the Cultural Center of
Wallonie-Bruxelles(Lot 57) was sold at 8,4M HKD / 967 279 €,
along with all the 10 postcards from the artist.The Red Sharks(Lot
58), sold at 1 945 000 HKD / 223 307 € confirms that the
interest for the artist's works.
was well received in last year's first sale, continues to generate
strong interest, setting a new world record with the workArzach(Lot
73) at 1 345 000 HKD / 154 420 €.
Two of Enki
Bilal's works were sold above 1M HKD.
are very happy that the second sale in Hong Kong has fetched a new
world record for Olivier Ledroit and Moebius. We also had a great
result with Herge's. 80% of the lots sold will stay in Asia, which
confirms the importance of the Asian market."
Leroy, expert Comic Strip , Artcurial
Founded in 2002,
multidisciplinary Paris based auction house, Artcurial confirmed
its leading position in 2015 on the international art market scene.
With three sale venues (Paris, Monte-Carlo and Hong Kong),
Artcurial achieved an overall sales total of 191 M€ in 2015,
doubling its turnover in 5 years. Artcurial covers all the major
specialist fields: From Beaux-Arts to Decorative Arts, Collectors'
Cars, jewellery and watches, Fine wine and spirits. With a strong
international bias,Artcurial maintains its presence abroad with
offices in Milan, Vienna and Brussels, Monte-Carlo and Munich and
representatives in Beijing and Tel Aviv, as well as twice-yearly
exhibitions in New York. In October 2015, Artcurial held its first
sale in Hong Kong and Morocco.
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