After two previous sold-out collaborations, Phillips and Blackbird have once again partnered to present a new multi-category auction, “Disruptors”. Taking place in Hong Kong on 25 May, the collection is curated by Blackbird founder TK Mak, and features contemporary visionary and iconic names and pieces covering art, design, and watches.
The 62 lots found in this sale have been selected as a reflection of redefined boundaries and of disrupting the status quo — they’ve all played an essential role in shaping what we now regard as pioneering timeless elegance. Highlights of the auction include Yayoi Kusama’s 2009 masterpiece “I Who Sing in Celebration of Humanity”, “FLOWER” from Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, an eight-feet tall “Companion” by KAWS, and Anish Kapoor’s “Non Object (Mirror)”.
For watch lovers, the Patek Philippe platinum perpetual calendar minute repeating tourbillon (Ref. 5207P-001) and the Cartier white gold and diamond-set asymmetrical watch (Ref. 2774) are both exceptionally rare timepieces. As for the ‘Big Easy Volume 2’ armchair, this is Ron Arad’s example of blurring the line between art and design by breaking the limitations of materials and manufacturing techniques.
Disruptors: Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design, and Watches will take place in Hong Kong on 25 May at 6:30pm HKT. Details on viewing and bidding can be found on the auction house’s website.