Here are three examples taken from the auction history in which the harmony of hues is positioned in front of a background of a very saturated color.
On a red background, 16.5.66, 195 x 130 cm, was sold for HK $ 80M including premium by Sotheby's on October 5, 2013. On a yellow background, 17.7.67, 130 x 96 cm, was sold for HK $ 40M including premium by Sotheby's on April 2, 2017.
The oil on canvas 82 x 117 cm titled and dated 10.1.68 has already been discussed in this column. It was sold for HK $ 69M including premium by Sotheby's in Hong Kong on October 3, 2011. It is listed in the same auction room on November 24, lot 133.
A cohort of sky blue clouds pass over the bright orange background, leaving a few gaps and giving rise to small green areas in places. This work without horizon is totally abstract, with an illusion of movement that reminds that the artist, a great friend of the late Edgar Varese, had in that period a strong musical inspiration.
SOLD for HK$ 69M including premium