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Post-Millennium Evening Sale a Collab with JAY CHOU

A Show-Stopping and Trailblazing Collaboration with Global Megastar and Visionary Art Collector Jay Chou

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Spotlighting Exceptional and Pioneering Works by Young and Emerging Artists from Around the World this Autumn

Christie’s Hong Kong is thrilled to debut its show-stopping and trailblazing collaboration with the legendary global megastar and visionary art collector Jay Chou for their Post-Millennium Evening Sale this Autumn. Meticulously handpicked by Jay Chou and Christie’s Hong Kong, this thematic auction will feature a selection of extraordinary and pioneering works created after the millennium by talented avant-garde artists. The event will highlight young and emerging artists from around the globe, celebrating their innovation in the art world.

Evelyn Lin, Deputy Chairman and Co-Head of the 20th and 21st Century Art Department, Christie’s Asia Pacific commented: “We are delighted to collaborate with the megastar Jay Chou on our Post-Millennium Evening Sale this Autumn. Christie’s are avid supporters of young and emerging artists and Jay Chou’s passion for art collecting and appreciation for new and cutting-edge talents make for a perfect partnership, which will further elevate this unique and powerful sale. With Jay Chou’s global appeal, particularly amongst the younger generation, this collaboration continues our mission to engage and empower millennial collectors. We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Jay Chou.”

Jay Chou remarked: “I am honoured to be collaborating with Christie’s for this exciting event. Every one of the next generation of artists could be a future great artist. I would like to inspire them and be a guide throughout this journey as I myself have traversed this path. I am looking forward to showcasing some of the most talented and promising emerging artists from around the world by creating a stage where more people can get to know their works. This auction is a unique opportunity to bring the appreciation of art to a broader audience than ever before. It is my hope that this will lead as many people as possible to appreciate the inspiration and allure brought by these wonderful and unparalleled works of art.”

A global megastar, Jay Chou is a renowned singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and art collector. In 2022, Jay Chou’s album Greatest Works of Art topped the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) charts as the best-selling album in the world, and he made history as the first-ever Mandopop singer to claim the top spot. A fervent and passionate collector, Jay Chou is also noted for his admiration and support of new and emerging artists. This is a partnership with ENVISEAM uniting the world of fine art and entertainment.


Post-Millennium Evening Sale, Live Auction on 30 November 2022, Hong Kong

Sale total: HK$139,629,000/ US$17,958,663

Sold by lot: 94%

Auction records set at the time:
Nicolas Party, Blue Sunset, price realised HKD 52,050,000/ US$6,694,515

Anna Park, Is it Worth It?, price realised: HK$3,780,000/ US$486,172

Stephen Wong Chun HeI, Tai Tung Shan (From Pak Kung Au to Mui Wo Pier), price realised: HK$1,071,000/ US$137,749

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has sold 8 of the 10 most important single-owner collections in history, including the Paul G. Allen Collection—the most valuable collection ever offered at auction (November 2022). In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). 

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability by reducing our carbon emissions by 50% and pledging to be net zero by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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