Auction stars and museum artists for pennies at Klomp! charity auction Hong Kong
Posted by artradar on May 25, 2009
CHINESE ART DESIGN CHARITY
When we saw the prices bid for artworks by some Hong Kong museum stars and hot international design talents in the Klomp charity auction in Hong Kong, we wanted to weep. You can buy original artworks by artists who were recently featured in Sotheby’s Spring sale in Hong Kong for just tens of US$…ridiculous prices! Much too low.
Well, that made us determined to do something about it. We are hoping that this post will encourage you to reach into your pockets to support a worthwhile cause and acknowledge the generosity of the participating artists.
KLOMP! is a cross-cultural design-for-charity event and anexample of the increasingly ubiquitous trend towards crossover art which blends fashion, design and fine art.
Hong Kong and China based artists and designers were given a pair of original Dutch wooden shoes (‘Clogs’ in English, ‘Klompen’ in Dutch), with the brief to ‘do something with them’ while keeping the original clog recognisable in some form.
Here are some of our favourites but there are over 60 works to choose from.
Hong Kong artists showcased for first time in Sotheby’s Asian art sale 2009 – Apr 2009 – more on Man Fung Yi and Stanley Wong