On October 12 it offered the final slice from this source: the 2ft 5in x 1ft 11in (74 x 59cm) canvas Woman Selling Mangos from 1979.
Soo Pieng was born in China and after his training he taught at the Xiamen Academy of Fine Arts, before moving to Singapore in 1946. There he greatly influenced the development of Modern art, combining traditional Asian with contemporary Western elements to create his own specific style. His paintings are highly sought after in Asia and elsewhere.
The painting in Radolfzell, which illustrates the artist’s distinctive style, was knocked down for €53,000 (£46,090), a fair bit above the guide of €40,000. Various south-east Asian bidders had joined in but were outpaced by a German private collector with close connections with Shanghai.