Sotheby's Ian McGinlay at the rostrum for the South China Morning Post charity auction.
HONG KONG - On Wednesday 3rd September, Sotheby’s assisted South China Morning Post (SCMP), one of the leading and most important English newspapers in Hong Kong and Asia, to celebrate their 110th Anniversary with a charity art auction at the Grand Hyatt to benefit three local charities: Tung Wah Hospitals, St. James Settlement and the Society for Community Organization (SoCo) with four meaningful projects.
The front page of the South China Morning Post.
There were two stars at the auction. The first one was a work by Zeng Fanzhi – Snow 13-1 (shown above), which was specially commissioned for the event. After some rapid-fire bidding the work was sold for HK$1,500,000. The second star of the evening was eight year old Kenny Lau, who assisted me in selling his own work, finally selling for HK$95,000.
The event was attended by nearly 300 guests and the auction totals for the evening were HK$2,734,000 (US$350,000).