It is amazing to learn that the appreciation towards Indonesian artworks has grown rapidly over the past few years. Recently, Indonesia has drawn lots of attention from around the world. Starting with the modern and traditional art, and followed by the contemporary works. It has positioned Indonesia as one of the leading art markets in Southeast Asia. Some works of the Indonesian artworks have been collected by individual collectors as well as institutions, not only locally, but also from abroad. Borobudur, as one of the local auction houses in Indonesia, is very proud to be part of the journey in this art world development.
Borobudur, taking the name from a great Borobudur ancient temple in Magelang, Central Java, was established in 2004 and held its first auction on 18 April 2004 in Hotel Dharmawangsa, Jakarta. The sale was a success, presenting 148 lots, 80% lots were sold, generating 15 billion rupiah.
As the Southeast Asian market was significantly expanding, especially in Indonesia, we decided to bring the auction in to the international market. Finally, on 8 October 2005, Borobudur had its first auction in Singapore. The auction was very successful and achieved some of the world record prices at present, and some of the highest record prices for the time being. Furthermore, in 2010, for the first time, Borobudur had a specific and individual sale on pre-war Balinese modernist paintings and wooden sculptures in Singapore, which was auctioning 227 lots that ended with a great and successful sale of a full hundred percent of lots sold.
Sophie Su 蘇芸加
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