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Sotheby's 2020 Global Staff Exhibition - The Art of Working from Home

By Sotheby's
2020 LOCKDOWN SPARKS BURST OF CREATIVITY AMONG SOTHEBY’S STAFF
WITH RESULTS ON VIEW IN A GLOBAL STAFF EXHIBITION AND AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CHARITY PARTNERS AROUND THE WORLD

INCLUDING AGE UK WESTMINSTER AND SAVE THE CHILDREN HONG KONG

EXHIBITION DATES (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

London : 12 & 14 - 18 December 2020

Hong Kong : 11 – 23 December 2020

ONLINE EXHIBITION DATES

New York : 13 – 17 February 2021

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#SothebysStaffExhibition #ArtOfWorkingFromHome

Sotheby’s presents The Art of Working from Home, a selling exhibition comprising a myriad of artworks created by members of Sotheby’s staff across Europe, Asia and the US, including security guards, technicians, photographers, sale administrators, front of house staff, and the many experts across Sotheby’s specialist departments.

This year, the annual exhibition is inspired by the creativity and innovation which has blossomed in the uniquely challenging circumstances of 2020. The global initiative will kick off with exhibitions in London and Hong Kong on 12-18 December and 11-23 December respectively, followed by New York from 13-17 February 2021. Prices range from HK$200–50,000 / £18-5,000, presenting the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique piece of original art, or a holiday gift for friends and family. Sale prices for works in the New York exhibition will be available in February.

Fostering creativity for a good cause, a portion of the funds raised by the staff exhibition will benefit selected charities across three locations: Age UK Westminster in London, Save the Children in Hong Kong and, to be announced in due course, a local charity partner supporting working artists in New York.


LONDON

The London exhibition presents over 150 works, including paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Age UK Westminster’s mission to promote the wellbeing of older people in Westminster, London, helping them to lead independent fulfilling lives for as long as possible. The charity provides services that reduce financial hardship, disadvantage and social isolation for people aged 50 plus.

As a result of the challenges faced by many this year, I have seen our colleagues investing in their hobbies and interests more than ever, and it is simply wonderful to see more of some of the many unknown talents that have come to the fore. With entries from many of our EMEA offices and from all levels of our teams, this year’s exhibition is more inclusive than ever before.
Sebastian Fahey, Managing Director of Sotheby’s EMEA


HONG KONG

Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents over 50 works rooted in both western and eastern artistic practice, encompassing media as diverse as painting, sculpture, textile and photography. Created by our Asia employees, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit Save the Children Hong Kong, which supports vulnerable children and their families across the Asia Pacific region through the pandemic.

I wish to thank wholeheartedly all those who contributed works to this exhibition as well as those who will support it and those who will donate to the charity – any small amount makes a difference. I hope everyone will enjoy the variety of talent to be discovered at Sotheby’s.
Nicolas Chow, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia


Age UK Westminster
Age UK Westminster has always been at the forefront of support for older people in our local borough and, in these testing times, they need our help more than ever before, with a call to action to raise £100,000. Coronavirus has meant that Age UK Westminster has had to change the way they work and introduce new services to provide more personal social contact and delivery services to needy older residents in Westminster. The money raised from the sale of our staff’s art works will go directly to these important activities and to ensure that Age UK Westminster can continue to support vulnerable people in the community, support that is critical for many during this period.

Save the Children Hong Kong
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, the organisation has changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. Established in April 2009, Save the Children Hong Kong is part of the Save the Children global movement which is made up of 30 member organisations and operates in almost 120 countries. In Hong Kong and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Save the Children does whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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