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Jay Chou in front of Basquiat's "Untitled", Photo courtesy of Sotheby's and Enviseam
"Buste d’Homme", Pablo Picasso
"Campbell's Soup I", by Andy Warhol
The Antique Piano Featured in Jay Chou’s Movie “Secret” (2007) @JVR Music

Jay Chou x Sotheby’s

11 June - 18 June



Sotheby’s and K11 Group – the two leading cultural pioneers – join forces once again this June to present the preview exhibition of JAY CHOU X SOTHEBY’S. The one-of-a-kind collaboration, facilitated by Enviseam, marks the inaugural edition of Sotheby’s celebrated Contemporary Curated auction series in Asia with the legendary musical icon and avid art collector Jay Chou as the esteemed curator.

From 11 – 18 June, art collectors, lovers of music and culture, and members of the public are cordially invited to K11 MUSEA and K11 ATELIER to experience the singular artistic and curatorial vision of Jay Chou. Under Jay’s special direction, the traditional exhibition space will be transformed into an immersive environment, offering visitors an unconventional experience uniting fine art, culture, and entertainment.

Jay Chou says: “In this collaboration, I have directed a set design for the preview exhibition to bring people back to the times when these works were created. Audiences will not just be looking at the paintings, but experiencing the paintings as being part of their space and time. I wish to share the powerful feelings and deep connections art has brought to me, and I hope this collaboration will leave everyone with different ways of understanding and appreciating the art that surrounds us every day.”

As the art journey begins at K11 MUSEA, visitors will be greeted by an antique ornate piano featured in the movie “Secret” (2007) starring Jay Chou that was also his directorial debut; as well as three sets of bespoke concert costumes worn by Jay Chou during his seventh, “The Invincible”, world tour, with proceeds to charity. The journey continues with the art exhibition at K11 ATELIER, where more than 50 artworks from the Evening Sale and Online Day Sale will be on display. Notable highlights include Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled from 1985, an iconic work that was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in 1985; as well as Pablo Picasso’s Buste d’Homme, a powerful portrait that encapsulates the key themes of the artist’s late work – a tribute to Van Gogh with the figure of his alter-ego – the musketeer.

Nathan Drahi, Managing Director, Sotheby’s Asia, expresses: “We are very enthusiastic about holding the exhibition of our inaugural Contemporary Curated auction in Asia with Jay Chou at K11. Thanks to Enviseam’s unique concept and K11’s support, this innovative fine art x entertainment collaboration was made possible. Art is for everyone, and as we continue on our journey to democratize culture and bring fine arts to a wider audience, we couldn’t have thought of better partners for this truly exciting project.”

Adrian Cheng, Founder of K11, comments: “We are excited to present this preview exhibition ‘Contemporary Curated: Asia’ across our art and cultural destination of K11. It is a unique experience that unites entertainment and fine art, presented by cultural leaders from different fields. My mission is to continue to provide unique art and cultural experience for communities throughout the world that spark creativity and inspiration, the collaboration with Jay and Sotheby’s is a wonderful example of that.”

One of the highlights at the exhibition will be a series of panel discussion and events, which explores the intersection between contemporary art and pop culture and promotes dialogues on art appreciation.

The preview exhibition will culminate in a highly anticipated live Evening Sale on 18 June at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery that will be livestreamed on Sotheby’s website and across its social media platforms. There will also be an online Day Sale running from 10 to 22 June on www.sothebys.com/jaychou.

Jay Chou x Sotheby’s: Contemporary Curated: Asia
Public Exhibition:
11–18 June, 10am–10pm
G/F, Opera Theatre, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside

12 –17 June, 11am–7pm
18 June, 11am–5pm
L21, K11 ATELIER, Victoria Dockside

Auction Details:
Evening Sale
18 June 2021
5/F, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, One Pacific Place, Admiralty

Online Auction
10–22 June 2021


As eminent curator of CONTEMPORARY CURATED: ASIA, Jay Chou will challenge the traditional way art and auctions are understood. His vision brings together a distinguished assemblage of exceptional works, to be offered in two events: an evening sale and an online day sale. The evening sale is led by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled from 1985, an iconic work that was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in 1985. Highlighting the auction's role as a vehicle to bring together entertainment and fine art, Jay Chou has selected three sets of bespoke concert costumes worn during "The Invincible" world tour. These costumes will be sold to benefit charity.


11 June
18 June
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