Jonathan Crockett: That’s a tough question to answer considering the overall high quality and broad spectrum of works that this sale brings together. We open the Fall season in Hong Kong with a carefully selected group of works by an array of the world’s most sought-after artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Liu Wei, Yoshitomo Nara, Richard Prince, Ronald Ventura, and more.
One of my favourite pieces is Nurse Kathy by Richard Prince (estimate: HKD 31,000,000 ‐ 41,000,000). The artist is a highly influential figure of American 20th century and contemporary art. Challenging contemporary notions of authorship and authenticity throughout his work, Prince’s famous series of ‘Nurse’ paintings re‐appropriates the visual lexicon of advertising and popular culture.