teamLab - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips
  • “Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.” —teamLab


    teamLab is an international interdisciplinary art collective, consisting of various specialists including artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects, whose collaborative practice sits at the confluence of art, science, technology and the natural world. Aiming to explore the relationship between the self and the world, teamLab transcends their perceived boundaries by creating new relationships through art.


    Flowers and People – Dark is a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. Flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals wither and fade away, a cycle of growth and decay that repeats itself in perpetuity. New phases are triggered as the viewer approaches the work, the interaction causing continuous changes in the artwork. Previous visual states can never be replicated and will never reoccur, a meditation upon the ephemeral beauty of life.


    teamLab’s works are in prestigious institutional collections including at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Asia Society Museum, New York; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. teamLab is represented by Pace Gallery.




    • Provenance

      PACE, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017

    • Exhibited

      Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Prudential Eye Awards 2015 Exhibition, 17 January – 31 March 2015
      Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Prudential Eye Zone, 3 April – 28 June 2015
      California, Pace Art+Technology, teamLab: Living Digital Space and Future Parks, 6 February – 18 December 2016
      Seattle, Living Computer Museum, teamLab, 18 November 2016 – 31 October 2019
      Rome, Dart Chiostro del Bramante, ENJOY - L'arte incontra il divertimento, 23 September 2017 – 18 February 2018
      The MixC ART Shanghai, Infinite Dimensions in Digital Art and Beyond, 23 September 2017 – 22 March 2018
      National Gallery Singapore, teamLab: Walk, Walk, Walk: Search, Deviate, Reunite, 5 January – 8 June 2018
      National Gallery Singapore, Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers 2018, 9 June – 9 September 2018


Flowers and People - Dark

interactive digital work, 3-8 channels, endless, sound: Hideaki Takahashi
dimensions variable
Executed in 2015, this work is number 3 from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by teamLab. The lot offered is the software programme and does not include the hardware.

Full Cataloguing

HK$1,000,000 - 1,500,000 

Sold for HK$1,953,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021