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Auction Report

Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art at Auction

by Iola Lenzi

HENDRA GUNAWAN, Fish Salad, 1975, oil on canvas, 148 x 199.5 cm, Sotheby's, Singapore.

In many continental Asian nations where western-style painting has been an accepted form for the past century, the work of early indigenous painters was once the core of the regional art market. But as the sourcing of high-quality paintings by pioneer Indo-Europeans grows more challenging, international auctioneers are featuring broader selections of modern and contemporary art in their biannual sales of Southeast Asian, Indian and Chineseā€¦

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