Art & Design Published: February 9, 2017 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Staff

See China and Hong Kong Through Warhol’s Eyes

Calling all Andy Warhol fans; you might want to include Hong Kong in your vacation plans with this public exhibition and auction coming up this March.


Warhol in China, presented by Phillips in a collaboration with Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, is a public exhibition held at the hotel from March 20th to April 2nd. Phillips will be auctioning off the works on May 28th.

The rare collection comprises more than 200 photographs taken by Andy Warhol during his pivotal trip to Hong Kong and Mainland China in 1982.

The visit was documented in his diaries and brought to life through this series of photograph, which picture everything from The Great Wall to the most unassuming corners of Beijing. Expect glimpses of Chinese bicycles, the the uniformity of Chinese Mao jackets, and his fascination with symbols and semiotics.

Each image captured makes for a photographic extension of Warhol’s artistic beliefs. Warhol in China is a rare opportunity to view Hong Kong and Beijing through Warhol’s eyes.

Jonathan Crockett, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art and Deputy Chairman for Phillips Asia, said, “This exhibition presents a rare opportunity to acquire photographs of Andy Warhol’s seminal trip to Hong Kong and Beijing in 1982 by the master of Pop himself, which have never been offered for sale in their entirety before.”

The works featured in the exhibition will be auctioned Phillips on 28th May 2017, with estimates starting at HK$50,000.

Warhol in China
Exhibition Date: 20th March – 2nd April 2017
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm HKT
Location: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Auction Date: Sunday, 28th May 2017
Time: 6.00pm HKT
Location: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
Head here for more information.

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