A Conversation with Artist Peter McDonald: Olympic Dreams Charity Sale

22 DECEMBER | Hong Kong

Sotheby’s, together with HomeArt, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) and Hong Kong Olympic Fans Club (HKOFC), is honoured to present Olympic Dreams, a charity auction to benefit the SF&OC Sports Legacy Scheme which supports local underprivileged students, and retired or planning to retire athletes to pursue their dreams in sports.

This charity auction is the brainchild of Rosaline Wong who wishes through this event to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Hong Kong’s athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. The auction will demonstrate how art can be used to promote sporting culture and values, and how art and sport can be so meaningfully intertwined.

Born in Japan and raised in London, the artist Peter McDonald is known for his humorous interpretations of social situations. He was invited to create a series of paintings inspired by the astounding success of Hong Kong’s athletes at the Tokyo Olympic Games, and also generously donated a painting titled “Fencing” to support the charity sale. In this video, Peter McDonald talks with Sotheby’s about what inspired him to be part of the Olympic Dreams Charity Sale.

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