(from left to right) Mr. Alexander Platon, Head of Private Sales, Europe, Sotheby’s; Mr. Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Information and Communications; Mr. William F. Ruprecht, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sotheby’s; Mrs. Patti Wong, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia
Head down to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for a day spent amidst greenery and camera-ready monolithic sculptures, courtesy of Sotheby's and famed artist Zadok Ben-David.
Seventeen works by the award-winning international sculptor will be cleverly integrated into the verdant vegetation of the sprawling garden, with twelve of them being specially created by the artist.
Mr. Mok Kim Chuan, Head of Southeast Asian Paintings Department, Sotheby’s; Mr. Peter Lee; Mr. Quek Chin Yeow, Deputy Chairman and Head of Jewellery Department, Sotheby’s Asia
Fittingly, nature figures prominently in the new sculptures, with tree and butterfly motifs melding seamlessly into the outdoor landscape. Made of weathering steel, the sculptures will rust and form a metallic "patina" as they age.
The launch commenced with a most informative media tour of the sculptures, who had the privilege of being guided through the pieces by the artist himself, followed by an evening VIP cocktail reception hosted by Sotheby’s management, a shimmering soiree in a picturesque setting that was thronged with over 200 of the Singapore community's most prominent art collectors, investors and business partners.
Admission is free, from 5 am to 12 midnight daily.
Ms. Esther Seet, Managing Director, Sotheby’s Singapore Office; Ms. Lina Rawung; Ms. Catherine Tannos
Mr. Mark Schatten; Ms. Dominique Solomon; Mr. Zadok Ben-David; Ms. Celine Avrahami
Mrs. Patti Wong, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia; Ms. Esther Seet, Managing Director, Sotheby’s Singapore Office; Mr. Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Information and Communications; Ms. Lynette Pang, Executive Director for F1 & Sports and Arts&Entertainment, Singapore Tourism Board; Mr. Quek Chin Yeow, Deputy Chairman and Head of Jewellery Department, Sotheby’s Asia