On 11 June, Christies’ Hong Kong’s pavilion online Chinese art sale came to an end. It consisted of an existing collection of fine Chinese ceramics and artworks across China’s dynastic history. Achieving HK 41,355,625 in total, this online sale is regarded as a “White-Glove” Sale with 100% of the lots successfully sold.
The sale offers a series of archaic bronzes, early ceramics, Imperial porcelain, jade and hardstone carvings, and bronze vessels that represent the distinctive styles of different Chinese dynasties. Works with religious associations are also showcased in the pavilion online sale including Buddhist sculptures and various extraordinary textiles.
On July 14th, the London Sotheby’s European & British Art Sale officially ended with flying colors. It showcased the depth of artistic creativity across Britain and Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The star of the sale is Harald Sohlberg’s 1911 watercolor Winter Night in the Mountains, this watercolor offered at Sotheby’s sold for GBP £1,346,000, against a pre-sale estimate of between GBP £800,000 and GBP £1,200,000.
Jane Birkin是一名才華橫溢的英國女藝人。作為法式型格代言人的她身兼多職，除了是一個唱作歌手之外同時還是一名演員和模特兒。在7月20日，Jane Birkin本人的一款Birkin包將會在騎士橋「品牌手袋及時尚」拍賣會上發售。
Jane Birkin – British singer, songwriter, actress, and model is a well-known French chic fashion icon. On 20 July, one of Birkin’s own Birkin bags will be on sale at Bonhams Designer Handbags and Fashion sale in Bonhams Knightsbridge.
London Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale successfully came to an end on the evening of 29 June. It brings together artworks that have achieved groundbreaking progress and broken the conventional boundaries of artmaking. From the innovative and contemporary abstraction of Wassily Kandinsky to the modern graffiti stencils of Bansky. This Summer sale attained a total of £108,025,271 (GBP) with 93% of lots founding new homes.
「周杰倫 x 蘇富比」是於香港，2021年 6月18日舉辦的一場萬眾矚目，由著名巨星周杰倫所客席策展的當代藝術晚間拍賣。他在大眾面前是位大名鼎鼎的「華語流行曲天王」，但他也是一名熱情洋溢的藝術收藏家。
Jay Chou x Sotheby’s held in Hong Kong, 18 June 2021 is a long-awaited Contemporary Art Evening Sale guest-curated by the notable Jay Chou. He is often known for his title as the “King of Mandopop” in the public’s eyes but he is also a passionate and enthusiastic art collector.
On December 4th, Phillips, in association with Poly Auction, presented ’20th Century & Contemporary Art and Design’ Fall Sales. And through a combination of Day and Night Sale, it brought to the audience an array of important masterpieces from distinguished artists including Yoshitomo Nara, Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, Zao Wou-Ki, Banksy and so on. The brand new live-streaming format, featuring dynamic camera angles and a virtual event experience, recorded the warm atmosphere at the seasonal sales. As a result, the sales successfully realized a sale of HK$508 Million in total, marking the highest ever total for a Modern and Contemporary Art Auction Series staged by both houses in Hong Kong.
On 30 November, Christies’ Hong Kong held a series of live auctions Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art: The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades – Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties, Inspiring the mind – Life a scholar-official, Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection, and Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Both ‘The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades’ and ‘Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection’ were 100% sold, while 84% of lots sold in the former surpassed their high estimates
Sotheby’s Fine Classical Chinese Paintings 2020 Autumn Auction successfully came to an end on October 8th, 2020. The sale was led by two masterpieces formerly in the Qing Imperial Collection, namely Ren Renfa’s Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback and Huang Yue; Zhao Bingchong’s Landscapes after Si Kongtu. The exquisite handscroll painting Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback demonstrates Ren’s delightful use of colour and lively yet concise brushstrokes. Another highlightLandscapes after Si Kongtu was a compilation of distinguished calligraphy works and paintings by Qing masters Huang Yue and Zhao Bingchong.
L&H Auction will hold its Autumn Sale 2020 on Saturday, 28 November 2020, in L&H Cultural Space on 15/F, Windsor House, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, as well as through an online platform. A pioneering international premium pu’er tea auction house L&H will continue to offer this season its renowned Vintage Pu’er Tea and Premium Tea Auction, introducing to the market an array of prestigious pu’er teas spanning over 100 years.
On October 6th, 2020, Christie’s opened 20th Century Week with a highly successful Evening Sale of 20th Century Art, live streamed from New York. From Impressionism’s opening moments to cutting-edge contemporary art, the sale tracked the major movements of the modern art canon. Its featured works reflected the experimentation of this momentous era and shaped art as we know it today. The innovative event turned out to be a huge success, achieving $340,851,500, and selling 84% by lot.