Georgette Chen

Unknown

Found at Christies, Hong Kong
Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Lot 28
24. May - 24. May 2014
Estimate: 1.000.000 - 1.400.000 HKD
Price realised: 2.920.000 HKD
GEORGETTE CHEN
(CHANG LI YING, Singaporean, 1906-1993)
Durian and Rambutans
signed 'Chen' (upper right); exhibition label affixed (on the reverse) oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm (23 1/2 x 19 5/8 in.)
Painted circa 1963

Upper estimate price exceeded by more than 100%

This artwork by Georgette Chen achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in Hong Kong in May 2014. In the Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale) auction, the work Unknown sold for HKD 2,920,000.00 (€ 276,158.36) - well above the upper estimate of HKD 1,400,000.00. 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).

Oberer Schätzpreis um mehr als 100% übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Georgette Chen erzielte im Mai 2014 bei Christies in Hong Kong einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale) wurde die Arbeit Unknown für HKD 2.920.000,00 (€ 276.158,36) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von HKD 1.400.000,00. 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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