Chino Lam

Sumerian

Found at Sothebys, Hong Kong
Contemporary Showcase: Time Goes On, Lot 3
9. Jun - 9. Jun 2020
Estimate: 10.000 - 20.000 HKD
Price realised: 212.500 HKD
CHINO LAM
b. 1978
SUMERIAN
acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 2019 on the reverse
91.5 by 61 cm. 36 by 24 in.
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林輝
1978年作 蘇美爾人
JPS Gallery, Hong Kong | Acquired from the above by the present owner | ---------------------------------------------- | 香港,JPS 畫廊 | 現藏者購自上述來源

A top price for Chino Lam

When the work Sumerian by Chino Lam was auctioned at Sothebys in Hong Kong in June 2020, the result exceeded expectations many times over. The upper estimate was set at a - in retrospect quite modest - HKD 20,000.00 but the actual price achieved was more than ten times as high at HKD 212,500.00 (€ 24,407.89). This high result makes Sumerian the most expensive artwork by Chino Lam that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Chino Lam

Als die Arbeit Sumerian von Chino Lam im Juni 2020 bei Sothebys in Hong Kong versteigert wurde, übertraf das Ergebnis die Erwartungen um ein Vielfaches. Der obere Schätzpreis war mit – rückwirkend betrachtet recht bescheidenen – HKD 20.000,00 angesetzt, der tatsächlich erzielte Preis hingegen war mit HKD 212.500,00 (€ 24.407,89) mehr als zehnmal so hoch. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Sumerian zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Chino Lam, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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