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More Updates to Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Auction Series, Plus New Sales Initiatives

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We are closely monitoring developments in the countries and cities where Sotheby’s is located and adjusting our business and operations accordingly. In light of the evolving global COVID-19 outbreak and following guidance from governmental and health authorities, Sotheby’s has decided to relocate our Hong Kong Modern and Contemporary Art Sales back to Hong Kong in July.

The three auctions originally set for 16 April in New York will be rescheduled to the week of 5 July in Hong Kong to join the balance of our spring auction series. Details of the auction schedule are listed below. Traveling exhibitions in Hong Kong (27 – 28 March) and Taipei (4 – 5 April) will also be postponed, with new dates to be announced in due course. The health and safety of our employees, clients and visitors continue to be our first priority.

“In reviewing our sale schedule, we have taken into consideration the advice from government and health authorities, the requirements of our clients, and logistical and operational feasibility. As the situation stabilizes in Asia, the relocation of these sales back to Hong Kong will provide the best possible sale context for our consignors and buyers.”
- Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia

In addition to live auctions, Sotheby’s continues to offer a range of sale opportunities and formats, including private sale and online auctions, to maximize flexibility in meeting our clients’ needs during this period.

Sotheby’s will soon announce additional sales initiatives to take place in Hong Kong from April – June across multiple channels designed to meet the market demand for transacting across collecting categories. Despite the current challenges, collectors continue to look for opportunities to buy and sell great art.

With the requirements of our consignors and our responsibility to the international art market in mind, we plan to review final decisions about each event approximately 30 days before to the existing sale date and will alert all relevant parties in the event of further changes.

Sotheby’s is technologically equipped to operate in a variety of scenarios and, we are reviewing different formats to provide for sales to proceed in the most effective manner.

We continue to offer clients a range of services, including Private Sale opportunities and lending through Sotheby’s Financial Services, taking into account the relevant geographical restrictions.

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