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Sotheby's to Auction Three Works to Benefit Coronavirus Efforts across Greater China

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At Sotheby's Hong Kong Modern Art Evening Sale

A s the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to generate headlines around the world, Sotheby’s announces the sale of three artworks which will benefit efforts tackling the outbreak across Greater China, one of the most affected regions. The Modern Asian works – Chu Teh-Chun’s calligraphy La Lune, Pang Jiun’s Monet’s Garden and Sophie Chang’s Source of Hope – will be auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Modern Art Evening Sale, relocated to New York on 16 April 2020. A portion of the sale proceeds of the three works will be donated to support three separate organisations in Greater China endeavouring to combat the outbreak of the virus. La Lune and Source of Hope will be offered without reserve.

Chu Teh-Chun, La Lune
1998, Ink on paper, 40 x 120 cm
Est. US$38,000-75,000 (To be offered without reserve)
The full hammer price will be donated to Han Hong Love Charity Foundation’s relief project in Wuhan, the most affected area in China.
Pang Jiun, Monet’s Garden
2009, oil on canvas (diptych), 180 x 452 cm
Est. US$260,000-500,000
A portion of the hammer price will go to support coronavirus-related research at The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong.
Sophie Chang, Source of Hope
2019, oil on canvas, 116.5 x 91cm
Est. US$50,000-100,000 (To be offered without reserve)
The full hammer price will go to Taiwan Centers for Disease Control in support of frontline medical professionals with essential supplies.

Sotheby’s would like to thank Ms Tung Ching-Chao, wife of Chu Teh-Chun, and Espace Nelombos for donating La Lune, and the respective consignors of Monet’s Garden and Source of Hope for their generosity.

Vinci Chang, Sotheby’s Head of Modern Asian Art, commented: “The coronavirus outbreak over the past few months has pulled at our heartstrings, and our support and thoughts go out to all those affected by the virus, from patients and front-line medics to our families and friends.”

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