YAYOI KUSAMA, Watermelon on Christie’s FIRST OPEN

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
YAYOI KUSAMA, Watermelon on Christie’s FIRST OPEN

The inaugural FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong sale features a curated mix of contemporary Western and Asian Art.

YAYOI KUSAMA, Watermelon on Christie’s FIRST OPEN

Christie’s FIRST OPEN auctions now span the globe, offering new and established collectors the opportunity to acquire works by the most sought-after artists at accessible prices. Our next two sales are new to the series: FIRST OPEN | Home (22 March), a chic lifestyle auction featuring 20th century design classics, photographs, prints and trunks, and FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong (25 March), which offers a dynamic mix of cutting-edge art from collectible new artists alongside lesser-known works from blue-chip names. Find out more below.

The inaugural FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong sale features a curated mix of contemporary Western and Asian Art, as well as works from Impressionist and Modern masters at accessible price points. Works by Picasso, Bernard Buffet, Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, KAWS, Tetsuya Ishida, Zeng Fanzhi, Yu Youhan and Liu Wei appear alongside collectible pieces by emerging artists from Asia.

Image above: YAYOI KUSAMA (JAPANESE, B. 1929), Watermelon. Titiled in Japanese (on the reverse), cloth, acrylic on canvas,  72.7 x 91 cm. (28 5/8 x 35 7/8 in.). Painted in 1981. Estimate: HK$2,600,000-3,500,000. At FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong sale on Christie's auction 25 March 2016.

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Yves Klein, IKB Godet, 1958, dry pigment, synthetic resin on gauze on panel. Private collection. ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

Yves Klein, IKB Godet, 1958, dry pigment, synthetic resin on gauze on panel. Private collection. ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

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