Amoako Boafo

Hands Up

Found at Christies, Hong Kong
20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale, Lot 23
1. Dec - 1. Dec 2021
Estimate: 2.000.000 - 3.000.000 HKD
Price realised: 26.650.000 HKD
AMOAKO BOAFO (B.1984)
Hands Up
signed, inscribed and dated 'AMOAKO M BOAFO 2018 KING' (lower right)
oil on canvas
187 x 148.6 cm. (73 1⁄2 x 58 1⁄2 in.)
Painted in 2018

Artwork auctioned at eight times the upper estimate price

The work Hands Up by Amoako Boafo was worth HKD 26,650,000 (€ 3,018,669) to a buyer in December last year. This price was achieved in the auction 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale at Christies in Hong Kong and exceeded the previously set upper estimate of HKD 3,000,000 many times over. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Amoako Boafo - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work Orange Shirt, which sold at auction in March this year for CNY 8,760,000 (€ 7,656,004).

Kunstwerk zum Achtfachen des oberen Schätzpreises versteigert

Die Arbeit Hands Up von Amoako Boafo war einem Käufer im Dezember letzten Jahres HKD 26.650.000 (€ 3.018.669) wert. Dieser Preise wurde in der Auktion 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale bei Christies in Hong Kong erzielt und übertraf den zuvor angesetzten oberen Schätzpreis von HKD 3.000.000 um ein Vielfaches. Für andere Arbeiten von Amoako Boafo mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit Orange Shirt beobachtet, die im März diesen Jahres für CNY 8.760.000 (€ 7.656.004) versteigert wurde.

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