Phillips has announced its autumn season of sales in Hong Kong, taking place from 27th to 29th November, introducing the company’s first auctions of Art, Design and Jewellery in Asia.
Edward Dolman, CEO and Chairman of Phillips, said, “Our Asian headquarters in Hong Kong are crucial to the development of our global business and these auctions mark a notable stage of our growth in one of the art market’s most important regions. Our auctions in London and New York are welcoming record numbers of collectors from Asia, so it is exciting to be able to present the Phillips platform in Hong Kong, where we can engage with both new and existing clients.”
Jonathan Crockett, Head of 20th Century and Contemporary Art & Deputy Chairman for Phillips Asia: “Over the past few years there has been a continued growth of demand in Asia, as well as a sea-change in the buying habits of Asian collectors. Today’s collectors are interested in art from all around the world, independent of its origin, and so we’re particularly excited to launch with a completely fresh approach to what we present in this sale, removed from traditional constraints. We will offer international modern and contemporary art, together with selected pieces of important design and photographs; with paintings by Lee Ufan and Roy Lichtenstein, and important design pieces by Alessandro Mendini and Shiro Kuramata. Each and every work has global appeal and would sit comfortably in an auction at any of our main salerooms, in Hong Kong, London or New York.”
20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale – 27th November
This auction will offer a carefully selected group of works by artists from across the globe, including examples of art, design, photographs and editions. Highlights will include paintings by Lee Ufan, Gerhard Richter and Zao Wou-ki; important design pieces by Wendell Castle and Alessandro Mendini; and photographs by masters of 20th Century and Contemporary photography including Irving Penn and Nick Knight.
The auction of Jewellery and Jadeite will encompass a collection of very fine gemstones and exquisite jewellery, plus a selection of unique vintage pieces.
A themed auction dedicated to the History of Rolex – 28th November
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will present an evening sale offering 38 iconic Rolex models, illustrating the celebrated brand’s history, innovation and originality, and demonstrating their superior craftsmanship. The auction will include models manufactured from the 1920s to the 1980s, and will feature every landmark reference ever manufactured by the brand.
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Three – 29th November
Following the success of the auctions in December 2015 and May 2016, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will present their third sale in Asia that will include an exceptional selection of vintage and modern timepieces.