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Phillips Asia Unveils 24/7 Online Auction

Phillips, the world-renowned auction house, has unveiled a 24/7, online-only auction featuring over 30 works by emerging artists alongside established names that will take part from the 21st to July 28. 

Phillips’ annual 24/7 online auction, created by its Asia team in 2019, has demonstrated the resilience and fortitude of the middle market, with each year seeing a growing number of new clients to Phillips’ digital platforms. 

Highlighting the sale is Mr.’s Happy, an intricately painted sculpture illustrating the world-famous American singer and songwriter Pharrell Williams. Mr. transforms Pharrell into the subject of his sculpture, instantly recognisable as the singer by his trademark fedora hat and bow tie. Additionally, the title of his work derives from the title of his hit song, Happy. As not only a figure who has fashioned popular culture himself but also a collector, Pharrell has long collected Mr.’s brightly-coloured oeuvre celebrating Japanese youth culture — building a relationship with the artist that dates back years.

Bidding will commence on July 21 at 12 am HKT and start closing on July 28 at 6 pm HKT. The entire sale will be available to browse on Phillips.com and Phillips App. 

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