07 August 2019



Phillips Asia to Participate in Art Jakarta 2019

With a Cross-Category Exhibition of Art, Watches and Jewellery

Including Artworks by KAWS, Jeff Koons, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Madsaki, and Damien Hirst


Phillips’ Worldwide Market Leading Watch Department to

Showcase Exceptional Timepieces


A Selection of Fine Jewellery with High Quality Gemstones to Shine at Indonesia’s International Art Fair


Art Jakarta: 30 August to 1 September 2019, JCC Senayan


JAKARTA – 7 AUGUST 2019 – Phillips will present a cross-category exhibition at the 11th edition of Art Jakarta from 30 August to 1 September 2019, following the success of the auction house’s first engagement with an art fair in Jakarta in May. The exhibition marks another step forward as Phillips continues to invest in South East Asia and engage with the growing number of new and existing collectors in the region. Phillips’ booth will comprise a curated selection of artworks by contemporary artists including KAWS, Jeff Koons, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Madsaki, Damien Hirst, and Jia Aili. Alongside these works, Phillips will present a tightly curated selection of watches and fine jewellery, featuring exceptional gemstones.


Art Jakarta will be held at a new venue this year, fast placing Jakarta as one of the key centers of Asian contemporary art and strengthening Indonesia's position as one of the most important art hubs in Asia. In addition to the cross-category exhibition, Phillips is honored to participate in the charity programme as the official Auctioneer, which will involve the auction of 10 carpets made by a group of renowned Indonesian artists, and raising funds to support the local art scene.


Jonathan Crockett, Deputy Chairman and Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Asia, said:The collecting scene in Indonesia is expanding rapidly, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with established major Indonesian collectors as well as a new generation of collectors from this growing market. By participating in one of Indonesia’s leading art fairs, along with our recent appointments in South East Asia, Phillips is building steady momentum with its continued expansion into this highly significant region. Our approach of combining our presentation of artworks, watches and jewellery, all with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, will have strong resonance with Indonesia’s ever-expanding collecting community.”


Building on the company’s significant expansion across Asia, Phillips recently named Vivi Yip as Senior Consultant in Indonesia, based in Jakarta. In the past year, Phillips has also appointed Christine Fernando as Associate Regional Representative based in Singapore, along with Sandy Ma’s new role as International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, with responsibility for growing the South East Asian market.




1)      KAWS, UNTITLED (SM15), Acrylic on canvas, executed in 2000


2)      Madsaki, Woman in a Purple Coat II, Aerosol and acrylic on canvas, painted in 2016


3)      Jia Aili, A Man in White, Oil on canvas, painted in 2018



1)      Patek Philippe reference 130 in stainless steel, circa 1940: 

An extremely fine, rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with salmon dial. 

2)      A. Lange & Sohne, Richard Lange limited edition in platinum 

3)      Rolex reference 116500 in stainless steel:

A fine, attractive and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, cerachrom bezel, guarantee and fitted presentation box.



1)       A line of Burmese Ruby and Diamond Necklace, 40 rubies weighing 54.18 carats in total


2)      A cut-cornered rectangular-cut Colombian Emerald (No Oil) weighing 23.00 carats and Diamond Ring


3)      A pear-shaped diamond weighing 10.00 carats, D color, Internally Flawless clarity


Exhibition: 30 August – 1 September 2019

Location: Jakarta Convention Center, Senayan

Click https://artjakarta.com/ for more information. Please click here to download images.


Vivi Yip 

Vivi Yip has recently joined Phillips as Senior Consultant, based in Jakarta. Vivi is working closely with Phillips’ 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Watches and Jewellery teams in Asia, and other departments globally, to grow the company’s network of clients in the South East Asia region. She also leads all client engagement activities for Phillips in Indonesia. Vivi is a seasoned Specialist in South East Asian Paintings, who previously worked at Sotheby’s Singapore for more than 9 years and acted as the Sotheby’s Representative in Indonesia from 2001 to 2007.  In recent years, Vivi established and ran her own gallery as well as art advisory business, viviyipartroom.

Before starting her career in the art world, Vivi spent 5 years in Public Relations and Advertising in Jakarta, where she provided PR consultancy for several international consumer brands and multinational corporations.


Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

Visit www.phillips.com for further information.


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