HONG KONG.- Phillips
announced its fall season of sales in Hong Kong, which will take place from 27 to 29 November 2016 and introduce the companys first auctions of Art, Design and Jewellery in Asia. These auctions represent the latest stage of the companys strategic growth in the region and follow the successful sales of Watches in Hong Kong in December 2015 and May 2016.
Edward Dolman, CEO and Chairman of Phillips: 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 markets 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. Todays collectors are interested in art from all around the world, independent of its origin, and so were 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
27 November 2016
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.
ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923 1997), Landscapes in Chinese Style Series: Landscape With Grass, 1996. Estimate: HKD 25,000,000 35,000,000
YAYOI KUSAMA b. 1929, Infinity Nets, 1990. Estimate: HKD 1,200,000 1,800,000
LEE UFAN b.1936, From Winds, 1986. Estimate: HKD 4,800,000 5,800,000
NICK KNIGHT b. 1958, Sander, 1992. Estimate: HKD 420,000 620,000
ALESSANDRO MENDINI b. 1931, Early Poltrona di Proust armchair, 1979-1980. Estimate: HKD 720,000 930,000
Jewellery and Jadeite
28 November 2016
The auction of Jewellery and Jadeite will encompass a collection of very fine gemstones and exquisite jewellery, plus a selection of unique vintage pieces.
Impressive Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet. Estimate: HKD 2,500,000 3,500,000
A Belle Epoque Emerald, Natural Pearl and Diamond Brooch. Estimate: HKD 8,000,000 9,000,000
A themed auction dedicated to the History of Rolex
28 November 2016
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will present an evening sale offering 38 iconic Rolex models, illustrating the celebrated brands 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.
A very fine, rare and important yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases, star-dial and bracelet, reference 6062, circa 1952. Estimate: HKD 2,400,000 4,800,000
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Three
29 November 2016
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.
A fine and very rare pink gold split seconds chronograph with special black tachymetre dial, Breguet numeral at 12 oclock, moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indicator, original certificate, additional case back and fitted presentation box, formerly in the collection of Sir Eric Clapton, reference 5004, circa 2011. Estimate: HKD 2,400,000 4,800,000