Sotheby’s – Modern & Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

September 16th, 2011 by

This autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents powerful masterpieces by artists who shaped Modern Indonesian Art. Tuak Manis (Sweet Wine) by Hendra Gunawan is equal parts artistic achievement, emotional resonance and intellectual triumph and is undoubtedly a rare example of the artist’s best works. Also featured in the auction is a tour-de-force self portrait by Gunawan’s fellow modern master, Affandi, and works by artistic leaders S. Sudjojono and Theo Meier, as well as by contemporary tastemakers such as I Nyoman Masriadi and Ronald Ventura.