A Spectacle of Artistry: Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Auction

<<No Means No>> by Yoshitomo Nara (B.1959), Estimate HK$52,000,000 – 72,000,000 / US$6,670,000 – 8,730,000

In the realm where artistic brilliance meets unparalleled elegance, the Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Art Exhibition and Auction stands as a beacon of creativity. The upcoming sales, set to enthrall art enthusiasts on 6 and 7 October 2023, promise to be a captivating journey through the annals of contemporary art. As the anticipation builds and the art world holds its breath, let’s delve into what makes this event a cornerstone in the local art calendar.

Phillips, renowned for its unwavering commitment to curating exceptional art collections, transforms into a sanctuary for art connoisseurs and collectors alike during its 20th Century and Contemporary Art Exhibition. Located at the Phillips Hong Kong headquarter building in West Kowloon, this venue breathes life into every stroke of genius, every burst of colour, and every avant-garde idea that graces its walls.

The exhibition, a seamless blend of 20th-century masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art, narrates a story that spans generations. Visitors witnessed the evolution of artistic expression—from the bold strokes of Cubism to the abstract minimalism of the modern era, to the digital innovations shaping the art landscape today. This tapestry of creativity promises a visual feast that transcends time and tradition.

One of the hallmarks of Phillips Auction is its dedication to showcasing the works of pioneering artists like Yoshitomo Nara, Nicolas Party, Gerhard Richter, Loie Hollowell, Zhang Xiaogang and Liu Ye. This year, attendees can expect to encounter pieces from visionaries who have shaped the course of contemporary art. From the enigmatic musings to the vibrant, geometric abstractions, the exhibition is a testament to the diverse and rich tapestry of human creativity.

<<Still Life with an Olive>> by Nicolas Party (B.1980), Estimate HK26,000,000 – 40,000,000 / US$3,330,000 – 5,130,000
<<Untitled>> by Hilary Pecis (B. 1979), Estimate HK$5,500,000 – 7,500,000 / US$705,000 – 962,000

The pulse-quickening excitement of the auction room is where dreams are woven into reality. Bidders from around the world will engage in spirited battles for their coveted masterpieces, driving the prices to new heights. The atmosphere crackles with anticipation, and with every gavel strike, a new chapter in art history is written.

<<Cloud, Cactus and Sun>> by Loie Hollowell (B.1983), Estimate HK$3,000,000 – 4,000,000 / US$385,000 – 513,000
<<Daylight in My Place>> by Tomokazu Matsuyama (B.1976), Estimate HK$1,200,000 – 2,200,000 / US$154,000 – 282,000

The curators and experts behind Phillips Auction possess an innate understanding of art’s profound impact on society and culture. Their discerning eye and unparalleled expertise ensure that each piece showcased is a masterpiece in its own right. Through innovative curation, they create a narrative that resonates with art enthusiasts, making the exhibition not just a display of art but an immersive experience.

As the anticipation builds for the Phillips Auction for 20th Century and Contemporary Art Exhibition on 6th and 7th October 2023, art enthusiasts and collectors prepare to embark on a journey that transcends time and space. In the hallowed halls of Phillips, where creativity knows no bounds and artistic brilliance reigns supreme, a world of unparalleled beauty awaits—one that promises to leave an indelible mark on the soul of every visitor, reminding us of the enduring power of art in shaping the world we live in.

Auction Details:

Location: G/F. WKCDA Tower Cultural District, 8 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong

20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Auction: 7:00pm HKT, 6 October 2023

Viewing: 10:00am – 7:00pm, 28 September 2023 – 6 October 2023

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

Auction: 11:00am HKT, 7 October 2023

Viewing: 10:00am – 7:00pm, 28 September 2023 – 7 October 2023