In the Western art world, Masriadi is known as one of the region’s most successful contemporary artists. His triptych Man from Bantul (The Final Round), 2000, a powerful allegory of Indonesian politics, sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2008 for $Hk7,820,000 ($1.1 million), then a record for a living southeast Asian artist at auction. Is Jakarta the Next Art Market Capital? Inside Indonesia’s Contemporary Boom – May 2013
By the time the vernissage began at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, New York gallerist Paul Kasmin had sold a playful painting by star Indonesian artist Nyoman Masriadi, Spares (2014), for $350,000. Art Basel in Hong Kong a Hit With Asia’s Collectors – May 19, 2014
In the early 2000s, Indonesian painter Nyoman Masriadi was just a few years out of art school and still honing his style and technique. He was already widely regarded as a promising talent, and his works were typically selling at local auctions in Indonesia for about $10,000. But no one could have predicted the explosion of international interest and demand touched off later in the decade after Christie’s and Sotheby’s began putting Masriadi’s work in their Southeast Asian art sales in Hong Kong and Singapore, respectively. Nyoman Masriadi’s Dark Satire of Indonesian Culture Finds a Global Audience – March 2013
Perhaps I have had success in my career,” the 40-year-old artist says … Masriadi is being modest. Fifteen years ago, he was hawking souvenir paintings to tourists in Bali for $20 a pop. Today, his canvases sell at galleries for $250,000 to $300,000, and he’s the first living Southeast Asian artist whose work has topped $1 million at auction”. Superheroes Plus Satire Propel Artist Masriadi Above $1 Million – 12 November 2013
In Indonesia, Nyoman Masriadi’s mixing of Balinese and pop culture has brought him world renown. Master of His Own Mythology – 17 May 2013
A new art fair opens in London today that plans to be Europe’s “first truly global” event of its type, feeding a growing appetite for contemporary works. Billionaires Lured by Masriadi’s Warrior at UK Art Fair, – 28 Feb 2013
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