Painting by pioneer artist Ong Kim Seng sells for personal record price of $130,540

The acrylic on canvas painting, titled Nepal,  was sold at a Sotheby's Hong Kong auction on April 3.
The acrylic on canvas painting, titled Nepal, was sold at a Sotheby's Hong Kong auction on April 3.PHOTO: SOTHEBY'S
Singapore pioneer artist Ong Kim Seng, 72, set a new personal record when he sold a work for 725,000 HKD (S$135,045).
Singapore pioneer artist Ong Kim Seng, 72, set a new personal record when he sold a work for 725,000 HKD (S$135,045).PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore pioneer artist Ong Kim Seng, 72, set a new personal record when he sold a work for HK$725,000 (S$130,540) at a Sotheby's Hong Kong auction on Monday (April 3).

The acrylic on canvas painting, titled Nepal, fetched Ong his highest price in an international auction.

Two of his watercolour works were also sold at the same auction - Tong Kang for HK$37,500 and Nepalese Scene for HK$87,500.

 

Ong is known for his watercolour works. The self-taught artist has garnered multiple accolades, including the Cultural Medallion in 1990 and seven awards by the American Watercolour Society.