We are proud to announce that this year, Lyon & Turnbull will sponsor the opening ceremony Asia Week Hong Kong in partnership with our sister company Freeman’s of Philadelphia. Taking place on the evening of May 27th at the prestigious China Club, once the Bank of China Building in Central Hong Kong, the event will mark the beginning of a 16-day long celebration of Asian art, aptly situated in this famous port city and gateway to the Chinese art market.
“It is a real privilege to be part of such an important event in the Asian Art calendar. While other 'Asia Weeks' have a longer history, the audience for the Hong Kong event is truly unique due to its location, and so it's a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with local collectors in their districts. The pace at which this event is developing highlights continued strength in the Chinese market, and we notice particular interest amongst collectors for antiquities and auction news from the UK” – Lee Young, Head of the Asian Art Department
Attracting top collectors and experts from around the globe, Asia Week Hong Kong will unite leading galleries, museums and cultural institutions in the area to create a rich programme, spanning archaic to contemporary works of art. Nurturing China’s future generation of art patrons is a core mission on the event’s team, alongside providing a fertile environment for collectors to network and gain further knowledge. Our very own Chinese Paintings specialist Ling Zhu will perform a talk entitled Comparing the use of line in Classical Chinese and European painting as part of the lecture series. For those Lyon & Turnbull clients in Hong Kong we do hope you are able to join Ling and support many of the other exciting lectures on offer.
Hollywood Road, Hong Kong’s renowned epicentre for the antique trade, will be a key part of the Asian art trail. So too, will the renowned International Antiques Fair that runs 30th May – 1st of June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibiton Centre produced yearly by Chak Investment. Lyon & Turnbull’s Asian Department will be one of this year's exhibitors.
All of these events take place in the run up to Lyon & Turnbull's Asian Art sales in June.