Press Release

Sotheby’s and K11 Group Collaborate to Present the Auction Preview of "Jay Chou X Sotheby's"

Hong Kong
SOTHEBY’S AND K11 GROUP COLLABORATE
TO PRESENT THE AUCTION PREVIEW OF THE INAUGURAL
“CONTEMPORARY CURATED: ASIA”

AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE UNITING ART, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

At the Iconic Cultural-Retail Destination K11 MUSEA & K11 ATELIER

BESPOKE SET DESIGN & AUCTION PREVIEW DISPLAY CURATED BY JAY CHOU

Showcasing More Than 50 Artworks, Headlined by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, 1985 and

Pablo Picasso’s Buste d’homme, 1969

Featuring 3 Sets of Concert Costumes Worn During Jay’s Seventh, The Invincible, World Tour

And the Antique Piano Featured in Jay Chou’s Movie “Secret” (2007)

EXCITING SERIES OF PANEL DISCUSSION & EVENTS LED BY ART & CULTURAL TASTEMAKERS

Exploring the intersections of Art, Pop Culture, and Entertainment

Jay Chou and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1985). Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s x Enviseam

AUCTION PREVIEW: 11 - 18 JUNE 2021

G/F, Opera Theatre, K11 MUSEA

L21, K11 ATELIER, Victoria Dockside (pre-registration required for entry)



Sotheby’s and K11 Group – the two leading cultural pioneers – join forces once again this June to present the auction preview of JAY CHOU X SOTHEBY’S. The one-of-a-kind collaboration, facilitated by Enviseam, marks the inaugural edition of Sotheby’s celebrated Contemporary Curated auction series in Asia with the legendary musical icon and avid art collector Jay Chou as the esteemed curator. (See separate release about the auction)

From 11 – 18 June, art collectors, lovers of music and culture, are cordially invited to K11 MUSEA and K11 ATELIER to experience the singular artistic and curatorial vision of Jay Chou. Under Jay’s special direction, the minimalistic space will be transformed into an immersive environment, offering visitors an unconventional experience uniting fine art, culture, and entertainment.

In this collaboration, I have directed a set design for the auction preview to bring people back to the times when these works were created. Audiences will not just be looking at the paintings, but experiencing the paintings as being part of their space and time. I wish to share the powerful feelings and deep connections art has brought to me, and I hope this collaboration will leave everyone with different ways of understanding and appreciating the art that surrounds us every day.
Jay Chou
The Antique Piano Featured in Jay Chou’s Movie “Secret” (2007). Photo credit @JVR Music

"The Invincible" World Tour Costume, 2016, mixed media, various sizes, designed by Tomas Chan

As the art journey begins at K11 MUSEA, visitors will be greeted by an antique ornate piano featured in the movie "Secret" (2007) starring Jay Chou that was also his directorial debut; as well as three sets of bespoke concert costumes worn by Jay Chou during his seventh, “The Invincible”, world tour, with proceeds to charity. The journey continues with the auction preview at K11 ATELIER, where more than 50 artworks from the Evening Sale and Online Day Sale will be on display. Notable highlights include Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled from 1985, an iconic work that was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in 1985; as well as Pablo Picasso’s Buste d’Homme, a powerful portrait that encapsulates the key themes of the artist’s late work – a tribute to Van Gogh with the figure of his alter-ego – the musketeer.

We are very enthusiastic about holding the auction preview of our inaugural Contemporary Curated auction in Asia with Jay Chou at K11. Thanks to Enviseam’s unique concept and K11’s support, this innovative fine art x entertainment collaboration was made possible. Art is for everyone, and as we continue on our journey to democratize culture and bring fine arts to a wider audience, we couldn’t have thought of better partners for this truly exciting project.
Nathan Drahi, Managing Director, Sotheby’s Asia
We are excited to present this preview ‘Contemporary Curated: Asia’ across our art and cultural destination of K11. It is a unique experience that unites entertainment and fine art, presented by cultural leaders from different fields. My mission is to continue to provide unique art and cultural experience for communities throughout the world that spark creativity and inspiration, the collaboration with Jay and Sotheby’s is a wonderful example of that.
Adrian Cheng, Founder of K11

One of the highlights at the preview will be a series of panel discussion and events, which explores the intersection between contemporary art and pop culture and promotes dialogues on art appreciation. Check out the latest programme on www.sothebys.com/jaychou.



Auction Details:

Session I. Evening Sale
Live Auction: 18 June 2021
5/F, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery,
One Pacific Place, Admiralty

Session II. Day Sale
Online Auction: 10 - 22 June 2021
www.sothebys.com/jaychou

Auction Preview:

G/F, Opera Theatre, K11 MUSEA
11 – 18 June, 10am – 10pm
(Display of Costumes and Antique Piano)

L21, K11 ATELIER, Victoria Dockside
12 June, 3pm - 7pm
13 – 17 June, 11am – 7pm
18 June, 11am – 5pm
(Display of Auction Artworks)

Pre-registration is required. Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation, and admission is subject to presentation of confirmation email.

Visit www.sothebys.com/jaychou for event details and updates

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