Mitsuru Watanabe

Naoko Bathing in the Woods of Rousseau

Found at Christies, Hong Kong
Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale), Lot 178
29. May - 29. May 2016
Estimate: 280.000 - 380.000 HKD
Price realised: 687.500 HKD
titled and signed in Japanese (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
162 x 194 cm. (63 3/4 x 76 3/8 in.)
Painted in 2015
one painted seal of the artist

A top price for Mitsuru Watanabe

This artwork by Mitsuru Watanabe achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in Hong Kong in May 2016. In the Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale) auction, the work Naoko Bathing in the Woods of Rousseau sold for HKD 687,500.00 (€ 79,462.28) - well above the upper estimate of HKD 380,000.00. This high result makes Naoko Bathing in the Woods of Rousseau the most expensive artwork by Mitsuru Watanabe that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Mitsuru Watanabe

Dieses Kunstwerk von Mitsuru Watanabe erzielte im Mai 2016 bei Christies in Hong Kong einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale) wurde die Arbeit Naoko Bathing in the Woods of Rousseau für HKD 687.500,00 (€ 79.462,28) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von HKD 380.000,00. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Naoko Bathing in the Woods of Rousseau zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Mitsuru Watanabe, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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