Contemporary Curated: Asia | JAY CHOU x SOTHEBY’S

Hong Kong | June 2021

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S otheby’s Hong Kong is thrilled to present JAY CHOU x SOTHEBY’S, a ground-breaking collaboration between Sotheby’s and legendary musical icon and avid art collector Jay Chou. The reigning “King of Mandopop” is well known for incorporating elements of fine art, poetry, classical styles into his work – engineering compelling convergences of art and music, connecting with audiences across multiple generations. Uniting entertainment and fine art, this much-anticipated event marks the inaugural edition of Sotheby’s celebrated CONTEMPORARY CURATED: ASIA, an auction series that will feature exceptional works by blue-chip artists and rising stars handpicked by Jay to be offered in a highly anticipated evening sale on 18 June, followed by an online day sale from 10 – 22 June.

“I have always believed in the power of art – a medium of expression that sees no boundary or limitation. It isn’t something you need to try to get close to – by nature, it envelops our life each and every day. I feel that I have a mission to share my feelings about the art that inspires and motivates me.”
– Jay Chou

Photo by Chiang Ming Shih

As eminent curator of CONTEMPORARY CURATED: ASIA, Jay Chou will challenge the traditional way art and auctions are understood. His vision brings together a distinguished assemblage of exceptional works, to be offered in two events: an evening sale and an online day sale. The evening sale is led by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled from 1985, an iconic work that was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in 1985. Highlighting the auction's role as a vehicle to bring together entertainment and fine art, Jay Chou has selected three sets of bespoke concert costumes worn during "The Invincible" world tour. These costumes will be sold to benefit charity.

Video Playlist of Jay Chou's Art Insights

Watch videos that show Jay Chou as he shares his insights on masterpieces offered in the upcoming evening auction, headlined by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, 1985. The video playlist covers a wide range from notions of mortality in Pablo Picasso's Buste d’homme to the musical quality of Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild, as Jay offers his own fresh perspectives on the works. Other Evening Sale highlights include works by Richard Prince, Jia Aili, Adrian Ghenie, Zao Wou-Ki, and Frank Stella. Click below to watch the videos.

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Display of Costumes and Antique Piano11 – 18 June
10am – 10pm
G/F, Opera Theatre, K11 MUSEA
Display of Auction Artworks12 June | 3pm – 7pm
13 – 17 June | 11am – 7pm
18 June | 11am – 5pm
L21, K11 ATELIER, Victoria Dockside
Pre-registration is required. Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation, which is required for admission to the exhibition.
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*In Partnership with K11 Group