Zenzaburo Kojima

Chrysanthemum

Found at Christies, Hong Kong
Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Lot 2015
26. May - 26. May 2012
Estimate: 700.000 - 900.000 HKD
Price realised: 1.700.000 HKD
ZENZABURO KOJIMA
(JAPANESE, 1893-1962)
Chrysanthemum
signed in Japanese (lower left)
oil on canvas
117 x 91 cm. (46 1/4 x 35 3/4 in.)
Painted in 1942

Upper estimate price exceeded by 89 %.

This artwork by Zenzaburo Kojima achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in Hong Kong in May 2012. In the Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale) auction, the work Chrysanthemum sold for HKD 1,700,000.00 (€ 177,094.79) - well above the upper estimate of HKD 900,000.00. Despite this good result, it is not the highest hammer price for an artwork by Zenzaburo Kojima; that achieved among the auctions we observed the lot Red Background (Nude) sold at auction in May this year with the realized price of HKD 2,142,000.00 (€ 256,742.44).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 89 % übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Zenzaburo Kojima erzielte im Mai 2012 bei Christies in Hong Kong einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale) wurde die Arbeit Chrysanthemum für HKD 1.700.000,00 (€ 177.094,79) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von HKD 900.000,00. Trotz des guten Ergebnisses ist dies nicht der höchste Zuschlag für ein Kunstwerk von Zenzaburo Kojima; den erzielte unter den von uns beobachteten Auktionen die Arbeit Red Background (Nude) im Mai diesen Jahres mit dem Hammerpreis von HKD 2.142.000,00 (€ 256.742,44).

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