27 Sep 2021

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sale led by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled (Red Warrior)”

Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s Autumn Contemporary Art Evening Sale, scheduled for Saturday 9 October 2021, will present an exceptional selection of Western and Asian masterpieces of unprecedented diversity. The Sale will showcase a stellar line-up of works by international blue-chip artists and Chinese masters, including an exciting selection of emerging era-defining Western Contemporary artists of today.


Leading the Evening Sale is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Red Warrior) from 1982, featuring the most favoured motif from the artist’s oeuvre—the weapon-wielding warrior. Untitled (Red Warrior) is an audacious masterwork from the most desirable period of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s short, intensely prolific career and an extraordinary vision of Basquiat’s artistic prowess; the bold, gestural lines and intense colour indicative of the artist at his peak.


Fresh to market, this painting is an extremely rare, museum-quality work to be offered in Asia, the last remaining work from the patron’s private collection and estimated value between HKD150 million to HKD200 million. Joining Basquiat’s Untitled (Red Warrior) and heralding the revival of figurative painting towards the end of the 20th century is a remarkable line-up of works by Yoshitomo Nara, Adrian Ghenie, Zhang Xiaogang, Roy Lichtenstein, Liu Wei and Yue Minjun.


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Time: Thursday 7 September to Saturday 9 September

Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

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