Innovations in Art at SOTHEBY’S Autumn Auctions

Innovations in Art at SOTHEBY’S Autumn Auctions

Exploring the interconnections of art and innovation in Sotheby’s upcoming exhibits

This autumn Sotheby’s is collaborating with the K11 group on Sotheby’s highly anticipated Autumn Auctions Preview at K11 Musea between September 18-21. This exhibit will be the grand reveal of over 40 art pieces that the auction house will have for sale between September and October. 

Let’s look at what Sotheby’s autumn auction will look like and how they are putting in motion the gears of what modern art will look like in the future.

A peek at what Sotheby’s has in store

The collection has pieces from the finest names in the art field from both Asia and the West, such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Lin Fengmian, Zao Wou-Ki, Avery Singer and Chu Teh-Chun. But, uniquely, Sotheby’s is making their traditional auction house innovative. How? Through adopting crypto and blockchain with their functions. The collection also includes “Diamonds: The Dazzling ∞”, a magnificent Harry Winston diamond necklace. The necklace, which weighs a total of 177.51 carats will be auctioned on September 24, with cryptocurrency as an accepted form of payment. 

Their October collection is a cinephile’s dream, the “WONG KAR WAI X SOTHEBY’S” project is something any film buff should keep their eyes peeled for. The project features prized possessions from the archives of Wong Kar Wai’s production house Jet Tone Films, celebrating the production house’s 30th anniversary. One of the most exciting parts of this project is the “In the Mood for Love – Day One”.

The “In the Mood for Love – Day One”NFT is Asia’s first film NFT, making Sotheby’s HK a pioneer in the film NFT space. Our editor Sharon Yuen attended the SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG 2021 Autumn Auction Preview and spoke with exhibit manager Felix Kwok and Cataloguer Gabe Chan to find out more about how Sotheby’s HK keeps up with new happenings in the global tech and arts scene. They shared that, to do so, the auction house has been accepting bids in cryptocurrency since last year. 

Redefining “art”

What makes the “WONG KAR WAI X SOTHEBY’S”  project particularly exciting is that it is Sotheby’s first attempt to reimagine the definition of “art”. Their first experiment with the world of digital art is an NFT featuring never-seen-before a footage from day one of Wong Kar Wai’s cinematic masterpiece In The Mood For Love (2000). The footage features Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung looking and behaving vastly different from how their characters are in the original film. 

Wanna know more? Go take a look at everything the auction has to offer at 605, 6F, K11 Art & Cultural Centre, K11 Musea or take a virtual tour on Sotheby’s website.

All images courtesy of Sotheby’s website


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email


How Can Entrepreneurs Overcome Loneliness?

How Can Entrepreneurs Overcome Loneliness?

Starting your own business is a project that will take over most of your life. You are straying away from the typical 9-5 jobs that your friends and family may have. The sheer effort you have to make to get a business up and running will leave you feeling lonely. While it might seem almost expected to feel lonely during your startup journey, loneliness is a slippery slope to several health conditions.

8 Techniques to Get Readers Rolling Right into Your Content

8 Techniques to Get Readers Rolling Right into Your Content

We’ve all been there. We’ve spent hours crafting the perfect blog post, article or white paper, but no one is reading it. Why? It could be for a million reasons, but often it’s because we’re not doing enough to get people to come to our content. In this article, we’ll learn about the eight techniques that will help you draw in readers and get your content read!

Amazon vs Flipkart Who Will Win Festival Sale War in India

Amazon vs. Flipkart: Who Will Win the Big Festival Sale War in India?

Amazon India and Flipkart, the two biggest ecommerce giants in India, have always been in a neck-to-neck competition for supremacy in the country. There is no better occasion to showcase their strength and take advantage of people’s shopping mood than during the Indian festive season, which begins in late September featuring various festivals, like Durga Pooja, Dussehra and Diwali.

Reviewing Top AI Boyfriends on Google Play Store

Anima vs. Replika: Reviewing Top AI Boyfriends on Google Play Store

Finding your perfect match can be a long and tedious process. You can go on date after date and still have a long way to go before you find your soulmate. In the meantime, you can curb your loneliness by speaking to an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot.There are dozens of AI chatbots on the market today that give you the experience of having someone to vent your issues to and discuss your daily lives with.


What Is “Shrinkflation” and Why Opting For It Isn’t Companies’ Only Choice

You might have noticed grocery prices are soaring, or your usual go-to pack of chips is shrinking in size—all thanks to massive inflation. As of August 2022, the U.S. consumer price index (CPI), which measures the change in consumer prices for a specific set of goods over a period, has increased by 8.3% (year-on-year). Although it has gone down slightly from 8.6% in May, the highest it has ever been since 1981, it remains high and worrying.