From collecting comics to a $50,000 art collection

A painting by Thai artist Pannaphan Yodamanee is the most expensive artwork in property agent Nick Lim's collection.
A painting by Thai artist Pannaphan Yodamanee is the most expensive artwork in property agent Nick Lim's collection.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Property agent Nick Lim bought his first piece of art when he was in his 20s - a Chinese ink painting of nine carp.

"I still remember it was $148. We were at the River Hong Bao celebrations and I told my parents I wanted to buy it and hang it in our living room," says Mr Lim, 44, who was still living with his parents in their HDB flat in Woodlands at the time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2018, with the headline 'From collecting comics to a $50,000 art collection'. Print Edition | Subscribe