Art, watch and jewellery collectors with deep pockets will be thrilled by the first ever auction to be held in Singapore by Japanese auction house Est-Ouest Auctions
to be held on Friday 25
January 2013 and Saturday 26 January 2013, at the Artspace@Helutrans.
A total of 334 lots valued at over $11 million spanning contemporary art, watches, jewellery, oriental and decorative arts will be up for grabs. The biggest draw will certainly be the works of many internationally renowned artists and brands, such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Nara Yoshitomo, Audemars Piguet, and G. Argy Rousseau that will be made available to the highest bidders.
Est-Ouest Auctions is Japan’s oldest arts auction house and a specialist in the field of Art-Nouveau and Art-Deco. Founded by Takashi Seki in 1980, the Japanese auction house has chocked up significant repute since it held its first auction in1984 together with French partner, Aider Pichard Tajan. The landmark event allowed bidders from Japan and France to participate in the auctions at the same time, a remarkable achievement in the industry.
For its "First Singapore Sale" lot highlights include a Golden Tea Room constructed from 15,000 sheets of pure gold sheets (approximately 26kg of 24K gold) worth an estimated value of $2,500,000 to $3,500,000; an iconic screenprint of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol (estimated at $150,000 to $220,000) and an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Diamond Gold watch (estimated at $45,000 to $65,000).
View the full online catalogue here
25 January (Friday), 6.30pm to 8.30pm: Contemporary & Fine Arts
26 January (Saturday), 1.30pm to 7.30pm: Jewellery & Watches, Golden Works, Oriental Arts, and Decorative Arts
Artspace@Helutrans is located at 39 Keppel Road, #02-04/05/06 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Tel. 6225 5448