Studio Swine - 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

  • Exhibited

    London, Victoria & Albert Museum, What is Luxury?, 25 April – 27 September 2015
    Utrecht, Centraal Museum, HAAR! menselijk haar in mode en kunst, 20 February 2016 - 29 May 2016
    Design Museum Gent, Poème Brut, 30 March - 11 April 2018
    Shenzhen, Sea World Culture and Arts Center, V&A Gallery, Value of Design: China in the Making, 19 January - 20 December 2020

  • Literature

    Gavin Ambrose, Design Genius, The Ways and Workings of Creative Thinkers, October 2014 (illustrated)
    Jocelyn K. Glei, Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work, March 2015 (illustrated)
    Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino, eds., IN Residence Design Dialogues Diary #7: Today Was Tomorrow, 2015 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Hair Highway was a project commissioned by Pearl Lam Gallery and has since gone on to exhibit in the V&A Museum, London. The work explores the potential of human hair beyond its wildly expanding role in the beauty industry. As the world’s population increases, human hair is re-imagined as an abundant and renewable alternative to diminishing resources such as tortoise shell or tropical wood. Based around the notion of the ancient Silk Road, which transported not only silk but also technologies, aesthetics and ideas between East and West - Hair Highway explores the ideas of modern day cultural cross-overs in a collection of objects inspired by the Qing dynasty and 1920s Shanghai-Deco era.

Kindly donated by Studio Swine in support of DESIGN TRUST CHARITY AUCTION


Hair Highway, Comb (set of three)

natural resin, hair
(i) 11.3 x 6.3 x 0.3 cm. (4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 0 1/8 in.)
(ii) 11.3 x 5.7 x 0.3 cm. (4 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 0 1/8 in.)
(iii) 11.7 x 7.2 x 0.3 cm. (4 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 0 1/8 in.)

Executed in 2014, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the studio.

HK$25,000 - 45,000 

Sold for HK$60,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020