20th Century & Contemporary Art (Morning Session)

Christie's
Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 24.11.2019

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FERNANDO ZÓBEL (1924-1984)

FERNANDO ZÓBEL (1924-1984) Estudio en vertical y ocre (Study in vertical and ochre) signed 'Zóbel' (lower right); signed with the artist’s monogram, titled and dated ‘72-79 ESTUDIO EN VERTICAL Y OCRE’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 38 x 46 cm. (15 x 18 1/8 in.) Painted in 1972-79 Provenance Private

Lot #: 161

Estimate: HK$280,000 - HK$380,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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JOSE JOYA (1931-1995)

JOSE JOYA (1931-1995) Persistent Orange signed and dated 'Joya 1960' (lower right) oil on paper 53.6 x 69.2 cm. (21 1/8 x 27 1/4 in.) Painted in 1960

Lot #: 162

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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JOSE JOYA (1931 – 1995)

JOSE JOYA (1931 – 1995) Untitled signed and dated 'Joya 1960' (lower left) acrylic and oil on paper 40.5 x 56 cm. (16 x 22 in.) Painted in 1960 Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner Thence by descent to the present owner Private Collection, USA

Lot #: 163

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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JOSE JOYA (1931-1995)

JOSE JOYA (1931-1995) Untitled signed and dated 'Joya 1960' (lower right) acrylic and oil on paper 57 x 72 cm. (22 1/2 x 28 3/8 in.) Painted in 1960 Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner Thence by descent to the present owner Private Collection, USA

Lot #: 164

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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PACITA ABAD (1946-2004)

PACITA ABAD (1946-2004) Endless Blues signed 'Pacita' (lower right) oil, painted cloth stitched on canvas 258 x 186 cm. (101 5/8 x 73 ¼ in.) Executed in 2001 Provenance Private Collection, USA

Lot #: 165

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$260,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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ALFONSO OSSORIO (1916 – 1990)

ALFONSO OSSORIO (1916 – 1990) Green Woman signed, dated and inscribed and titled 'GREEN WOMAN Alfonso Ossorio Paris 1951' (on the reverse) mixed media on paper 73.4 x 56 cm. (28 7/8 x 22 in.) Painted in 1951 Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the Galerie Beyeler in September 1959

Lot #: 166

Estimate: HK$220,000 - HK$320,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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ROMEO TABUENA (1921-2015)

ROMEO TABUENA (1921-2015) Girl with Fruits signed and dated 'TABUENA 1956' (lower left) oil on board 54.5 x 84 cm. (21 1/2 x 33 1/8 in.) Painted in 1956 Provenance Private Collection, USA

Lot #: 167

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$70,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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ROMEO TABUENA (1921-2015)

ROMEO TABUENA (1921-2015) Still Life with Basket signed 'TABUENA 61' (lower left) oil on masonite board 60.5 x 91 cm. (23 7/8 x 35 7/8 in.) Painted in 1961 Provenance Private Collection, Mexico

Lot #: 168

Estimate: HK$45,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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ROMEO TABUENA (1921-2015)

ROMEO TABUENA (1921-2015) Cactus (Cactus Series) signed and dated 'TABUENA 1956' (lower left) signed and dated 'TABUENA 1956' (lower left) 50 x 67.5 cm. (19 5/8 x 26 5/8 in.) Painted in 1956 Provenance Private Collection, Mexico

Lot #: 169

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$40,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991)

CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991) Twelve Gibbons at Play signed and inscribed in Chinese (upper right) ink and colour on paper 180.5 x 89 cm. (71 x 35 in.) one seal of artist Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner Private Collection, Asia

Lot #: 170

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991)

CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991) Heaven Sent Fortune signed and inscribed in Chinese (upper left) ink and colour on paper 92.5 x 37.5 cm. (36 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.) Painted in 1960-70s Provenance Private Collection, Asia

Lot #: 171

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$260,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991)

CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991) Birds in Love signed and inscribed in Chinese (upper left) ink and colour on paper 92.5 x 37.5 cm. (36 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.) Painted in 1965 Provenance Private Collection, Asia

Lot #: 172

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$280,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991)

CHEN WEN HSI (1906-1991) Sparrow & Maize signed in Chinese (upper left) ink and colour on rice paper 65 x 45 cm. (25 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.) one seal of the artist Provenance Acquired directly from the artist in the 1980s

Lot #: 173

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$160,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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TAY BAK KOI (1939-2005)

TAY BAK KOI (1939-2005) Market Scene signed and dated ‘Bak Koi 67’ (lower left); inscribed ‘TAY BAK KOI 96-A MOH GUAN TERRACE SINGAPORE – 3 Tel. 981889 ‘ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 65 x 101 cm. (25 5/8 x 39 3/4 in.) Painted in 1967 Provenance Private Collection, Australia

Lot #: 174

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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SUN YEE (1919 - 2009)

SUN YEE (1919 - 2009) Tokyo signed, dated, and inscribed 'Sunyee 1950 Tokyo' (lower right) oil on canvas 60 x 72.5 cm. (23 5/8 x 28 1/2 in.) Painted in 1950

Lot #: 175

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983)

CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983) Bali Girl signed in Chinese (lower left) ink and colour on paper 76 x 68.5 cm. (29 7/8 x 27 in.) Painted in 1952 one seal of the artist

Lot #: 176

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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AW TEE HONG (B. 1931)

AW TEE HONG (B. 1931) Untitled signed and dated 'Aw T.HoNg 86' (lower left); inscribed 'A3' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 142.5 x 142.5 cm. (56 x 56 in.) Painted in 1986

Lot #: 177

Estimate: HK$70,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983)

CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983) Two Women signed and dated ‘SOO PIENG 1969’ (on the reverse) mixed media on board 91 x 70 cm. (35 7/8 x 27 1/2 in.) Painted in 1969

Lot #: 178

Estimate: HK$260,000 - HK$360,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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TAY BAK KOI (1939-2005)

TAY BAK KOI (1939-2005) Grass Lizard signed in Chinese, signed 'Bak Koi’ (lower left) oil on canvas 78.5 x 101.5 cm. (30 7/8 x 40 in

Lot #: 179

Estimate: HK$90,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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LAI FOONG MUI (1931-1994)

LAI FOONG MUI (1931-1994) Still Life signed ‘LAI FOONG’ (lower right); signed in Chinese (upper right) oil on canvas 64.5 x 88.5 cm. (25 3/8 x 34 7/8 in

Lot #: 180

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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TONG CHIN SYE (B. 1939)

TONG CHIN SYE (B. 1939) Untitled signed and dated 'tong 1961', signed in Chinese (lower left) oil on canvas 69 x 53.5 cm. (27 1/8 x 21 1/8 in.) Painted in 1961

Lot #: 181

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983)

CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983) Gold Abstract signed in Chinese (lower right); signed and dated 'SooPIENG 77'(on the reverse) oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm. (29 7/8 x 24 in.) Painted in 1977

Lot #: 182

Estimate: HK$260,000 - HK$380,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983)

CHEONG SOO PIENG (1917-1983) Abstract signed ‘SOO PIENG’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 102 x 81 cm. (40 1/8 x 31 7/8 in.) Painted in 1966 Provenance Ho Sou Ping, Ma Peiyi, Oxford Graphic Printers Pte Ltd, The Story of Cheong Soo Pieng, Singapore, 2015 (illustrated, p. 118

Lot #: 183

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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YEH CHI WEI (1915-1981)

YEH CHI WEI (1915-1981) Untitled signed indistinctively (on the reverse) oil on canvas 76 x 51 cm. (29 7/8 x 20 1/8 in.) Painted in 1964

Lot #: 184

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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THOMAS YEO (B. 1936)

THOMAS YEO (B. 1936) Airborne signed ‘tyeo’ (lower right); inscribed ‘THOMAS YEO, AIRBORNE 1976, ACRYLIC, 81 x 102 CM’ (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 81.5 x 102 cm. (32 1/8 x 40 1/8 in.) Painted in 1976

Lot #: 185

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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HONG ZHU AN (B. 1955)

HONG ZHU AN (B. 1955) Untitled dated '2016' (lower middle) ink and colour on rice paper 104.5 x 104.5 cm. (41 1/8 x 41 1/8 in.) Painted in 2016 one seal of the artist Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner Private Collection, Singapore

Lot #: 186

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$70,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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KHOO SUI HOE (B. 1939)

KHOO SUI HOE (B. 1939) Lovers by the River signed and dated ‘SUI HOE 70’ (lower left); inscribed ‘KHOO SUI-HOE LOVERS by the River OIL & ACRylic’ (on the reverse) oil and acrylic on canvas 91 x 92 cm. (35 7/8 x 36 1/4 in.) Painted in 1970 Provenance Private Collection, Australia

Lot #: 187

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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ARIE SMIT (1916-2016)

ARIE SMIT (1916-2016) Afternoon Bathtime signed and dated ‘arie Smit 86’ (lower right) oil on canvas 52.5 x 59 cm. (20 5/8 x 23 1/4 in.) Painted in 1986 Provenance Acquired in Bali Thence by descent to the present owners Private Collection, Europe

Lot #: 188

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$220,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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ARIE SMIT (1916-2016)

ARIE SMIT (1916-2016) Village Landscape signed, inscribed and dated ‘arie Smit BALI 72’ (lower right) acrylic and gouache on paper 51.5 x 45 cm. (20 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.) Painted in 1972 Provenance Acquired in Bali Thence by descent to the present owners Private Collection, Europe

Lot #: 189

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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ADRIEN-JEAN LE MAYEUR DE MERPRÈS (1880-1958)

ADRIEN-JEAN LE MAYEUR DE MERPRÈS (1880-1958) Palasio Frolo Venise (Venice Palace) signed ‘J. Le Mayeur’ (lower left) oil on canvas in the artist’s original hand-carved Balinese frame 101.5 x 121 cm. (40 x 47 5/8 in.) Provenance Gift of Sir Roland St. John Braddell (1880-1966) to the present owner

Lot #: 190

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019