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

A top price for Amoako Boafo

When the work Hands Up by Amoako Boafo was auctioned at Christies in Hong Kong in December last year, the result exceeded expectations many times over. The upper estimate was set at a - in retrospect quite modest - HKD 3,000,000 but the actual price achieved was more than three times as high at HKD 26,650,000 (€ 3,018,669). This high result makes Hands Up the most expensive artwork by Amoako Boafo that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Amoako Boafo

Als die Arbeit Hands Up von Amoako Boafo im Dezember letzten Jahres bei Christies in Hong Kong versteigert wurde, übertraf das Ergebnis die Erwartungen um ein Vielfaches. Der obere Schätzpreis war mit – rückwirkend betrachtet recht bescheidenen – HKD 3.000.000 angesetzt, der tatsächlich erzielte Preis hingegen war mit HKD 26.650.000 (€ 3.018.669) mehr als achtmal so hoch. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Hands Up zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Amoako Boafo, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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