New Art Auction for South Island- Hong Kong

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ABERDEEN, Hong Kong - Nov 27, 2016 - First South Island Art Auction
         – Asian and Western Contemporary

Hong Kong, November , 2016 – Hong Kong Auctions (http://www.hkauctions.com/), a local home-grown auction house in Hong Kong, in a joint project with South Island Cultural District (SCID) announced today that it will host an auction of Asian and Western Contemporary Art.  The auction will be held at GIG, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong (http://www.themirahotel.com/en/default.aspx) at 2:00PM local Hong Kong time on Sunday 11th December 2016.

Preview and cocktail party will begin at 6pm on Friday 9th December at South Island Cultural District, Unit D, 8/F, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road and online at www.hkauctions.com

50 lots will be available to bid on.

These lots have been consigned by art galleries and private collectors who are members or clients of the SCID.  These represent a selection of art works from some of the best galleries in Hong Kong.  This is the first time in Hong Kong that there has been such a collaboration of galleries in Hong Kong for an auction.

A percentage of each sale will be donated to Food Angel by Bo Charity Foundation– see http://www.foodangel.org.hk/

There is a wonderful selection of fine art to suit every taste and budget

Feature lots include:

• Zao Wou-Ki, exquisite ink on paper from 1951
• Yoshitaka Amano’s impressive 2m x 3m Deva Loka painting on aluminum
• David March’s portrait of a “Hong Kong Girl”
• Ma Desheng, beautiful painting by one of the leaders of the Xin Xin movement

“The SICD is very excited to team up with Hong Kong Auctions to host the first truly local auction, featuring paintings and sculptures from renowned and upcoming Asian and Western artists. The price range of the art work sold goes from less than then thousands Hong Kong to more than one million. We are therefore inviting young collectors a well as established ones to participate to the first of many South Island Art Auction to come” said Dominique Perregaux, Executive Chairman of the South Island Cultural District

“There is something for everyone at this auction with estimates of lots starting in the low thousands of dollars” said Brian Hodgson, Managing Director of Hong Kong Auctions who is conducting the sale on the day.

As well as attending the auction in person collectors from around the world can take part in the upcoming sale with absentee bids online.

An e-catalogue illustrating a complete list of lots for auction is available at: http://www.hkauctions.com and www.sicd.com.hk

Notes to Editors:

1>         Hong Kong Auctions Limited is a company in Asia providing full auction services for memorabilia, art and wine. It was established in 2006.  An auctioneer since 2000, Brian Hodgson conducts over 50 auctions yearly in Hong Kong and across Asia.  For more information, please visit www.hkauctions.com.

2>         What is the South Island Cultural District (SICD) Founded in 2013, SICD is currently formed by more than 25 galleries and art spaces in the South Island areas of Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan. No other district in Hong Kong, except Central, has so many high-quality galleries located in the same area. And no other district has so many galleries hosting exhibitions in large industrial spaces (ranging from 3000 to 5000sf). SICD is a major evolution and improvement to the Hong Kong art scene and the South Island district has become Hong Kong’s new destination for contemporary art. New galleries and artist studios are opening in the area every few months. The South Island MTR line is also scheduled to open in March 2017, which will dramatically change the profile of our neighborhood which will likely become THE first art district with many Central galleries moving and more overseas galleries selecting the SICD to open their Hong Kong branches.

Objectives of the SICD Currently led by contemporary art galleries, the present objective of SICD is to bring awareness about the district to art lovers. We are organizing joint openings, specific events and liaise with art fairs and other festivals to promote the area. SICD has produced a guide available at key distribution points throughout Hong Kong. The group has a website will send monthly e-newsletters with updated information about spaces, exhibitions, special events and show openings. Soon SICD will include more cultural outlets in the area such as photo studios, dance academies, yoga centers, private kitchens, music studios, etc. Crossover and interdisciplinary events as well as cultural festivals will be organized. SICD is at the forefront of the promotion of this new and dynamic cultural neighborhood.

For more information about SICD and to set up interviews, Please contact Ms. Thisby Cheng  on 2696 2300 or contact@sicd.com.hk

Source : Hong Kong Auctions Ltd

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