As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to generate headlines around the world, Sothebys
announced the sale of three artworks which will benefit efforts tackling the outbreak across Greater China, one of the most affected regions. The Modern Asian works Chu Teh-Chuns calligraphy La Lune, Pang Jiuns Monets Garden and Sophie Changs Source of Hope will be auctioned at Sothebys Hong Kong Modern Art Evening Sale, relocated to New York on 16 April 2020. A portion of the sale proceeds of the three works will be donated to support three separate organisations in Greater China endeavouring to combat the outbreak of the virus. La Lune and Source of Hope will be offered without reserve.
Sothebys would like to thank Ms Tung Ching-Chao, wife of Chu Teh-Chun, and Espace Nelombos for donating La Lune, and the respective consignors of Monets Garden and Source of Hope for their generosity.
Vinci Chang, Sothebys Head of Modern Asian Art, commented: The coronavirus outbreak over the past few months has pulled at our heartstrings, and our support and thoughts go out to all those affected by the virus, from patients and front-line medics to our families and friends.
CHARITY LOTS AND BENEFICIARIES:
Chu Teh-Chun, La Lune 1998, Ink on paper, 40 x 120 cm Est. US$38,000-75,000 (To be offered without reserve)
The full hammer price will be donated to Han Hong Love Charity Foundations relief project in Wuhan, the most affected area in China.
Pang Jiun, Monets Garden 2009, oil on canvas (diptych), 180 x 452 cm Est. US$260,000-500,000
A portion of the hammer price will go to support coronavirus-related research at The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong.
Sophie Chang, Source of Hope 2019, oil on canvas, 116.5 x 91cm Est. US$50,000-100,000 (To be offered without reserve)
The full hammer price will go to Taiwan Centers for Disease Control in support of frontline medical professionals with essential supplies.