Georgette Chen

Femme Nue (Nude)

Found at Sothebys, Hong Kong
Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art Evening Sale, Lot 1057
8. Jul - 8. Jul 2020
Estimate: 200.000 - 300.000 HKD
Price realised: 1.625.000 HKD
Georgette Chen
1907-1993
FEMME NUE (NUDE)
Signed and dated 37
Oil on canvas
73 by 54 cm; 28 3/4  by 21 1/4  in.
Acquired from Galerie Barreiro in Paris in the 1930s by the previous owner | Private Collection of A.P. and L.R., thence by descent | Private Collection, France

Artwork auctioned at five times the upper estimate price

When the work Femme Nue (Nude) by Georgette Chen was auctioned at Sothebys in Hong Kong in July 2020, the result exceeded expectations many times over. The upper estimate was set at a - in retrospect quite modest - HKD 300,000.00 but the actual price achieved was more than five times as high at HKD 1,625,000.00 (€ 178,040.60). Admittedly, works by Georgette Chen have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Still Life with Big Durian in May this year with an auction result of HKD 14,290,000.00 (€ 1,712,814.91).

Kunstwerk zum Fünffachen des oberen Schätzpreises versteigert

Als die Arbeit Femme Nue (Nude) von Georgette Chen im Juli 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 300.000,00 angesetzt, der tatsächlich erzielte Preis hingegen war mit HKD 1.625.000,00 (€ 178.040,60) mehr als fünfmal so hoch. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Georgette Chen auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Still Life with Big Durian im Mai diesen Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von HKD 14.290.000,00 (€ 1.712.814,91).

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