The Haas Brothers - 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 and R& company

  • Catalogue Essay

    Accretions are hand-thrown clay made into a unique vessel, with forms suggestive of body parts and organic elements. Slowly, the vessel’s surface grow into imperfections, which begin as specks of texture, and into fragile porcelain petals. The result is a furry texture that the brothers call “a record of time and growth” specific to each piece.

    The Haas Brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon (b. 1984), had a creative upbringing in Texas where they studied stone carving under their father, mastering the craft before leaving home. Early on, the brothers received accolades for their exceptional craftsmanship and expansive studio practice. In the years since, they have taken the design world by storm and evolved from fabricators and collaborators to nimble cross-pollinators in creative disciplines including fashion, film, music, art and design. In their current works, The Haas Brothers explore aesthetic and formal themes related to nature, science fiction, sexuality, psychedelia and colour theory.

Kindly donated by the Haas Brothers and R & company in support of DESIGN TRUST CHARITY AUCTION


A Unique hand-thrown Gnome Dome Solo accretion

incised with the artists' signature and date 'THE HAAS BROTHERS 2014' on the underside
glacier white clay and glaze
11.4 x 14 x 14 cm. (4 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2014.

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$50,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020