Adrian Wong - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Phillips x Design Trust Charity Auction
    Phillips is delighted to offer a special curated selection from lots 217-230 with Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, as part of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Hong Kong Day Sale.

    富藝斯香港 x 信言設計大使慈善拍賣會

  • Provenance

    Donated directly by the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ultramarine Knob (circa 1975) is a scale replica of a rock fragment from Tiger Balm Garden. Once the private residence of the ointment scion and philanthropist Aw Boon Haw, Tiger Balm Garden was Hong Kong’s first amusement park and psychedelic statuary, but little remains today apart from a sprinkling of brightly colored fragments stubbornly clinging to the cliffside above Tai Hang.

    Adrian Wong was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois in 1980. Originally trained in research psychology, he began making and exhibiting work in San Francisco while concurrently conducting research in developmental linguistics. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2005. His exhibitions include the traveling exhibition A Journal of the Plague Year I, II, & III , A Passion for Creation for the Louis Vuitton Fondation pour la Création, and Hong Kong Eye at the Saatchi Gallery. His videos have been screened internationally at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, and Kunsthalle Wien. His works are included in numerous public and private collections including the M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Sifang Museum (Nanjing), Kadist Foundation (San Francisco), the Uli Sigg Collection (Lucerne), the DSL Foundation Collection (Paris), and the K11 Art Foundation (Hong Kong).

Kindly donated by Adrian Wong in support of DESIGN TRUST CHARITY AUCTION


Ultramarine Knob (circa 1975)

gypsum reinforced concrete, industrial enamel
45 x 45 x 85 cm. (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 33 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2017.

HK$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$25,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020