Auction stars and museum artists for pennies at Klomp! charity auction Hong Kong

Huang He

Huang He

CHINESE ART DESIGN CHARITY

When we saw the prices bid for artworks by some Hong Kong museum stars and hot international design talents in the Klomp charity auction in Hong Kong, we wanted to weep. You can buy original artworks by artists who were recently featured in Sotheby’s Spring sale in Hong Kong for just tens of US$…ridiculous prices! Much too low.

Well, that made us determined to do something about it. We are hoping that this post will encourage you to reach into your pockets to support a worthwhile cause and acknowledge the generosity of the participating artists.

Stanley Wong, Anothermountainman

Stanley Wong, Anothermountainman

Auction proceeds will be donated to Oxfam Hong Kong.

KLOMP! is a cross-cultural design-for-charity event and anexample of the increasingly ubiquitous trend towards crossover art which blends fashion, design and fine art.

Hong Kong and China based artists and designers were given a pair of original Dutch wooden shoes (‘Clogs’ in English, ‘Klompen’ in Dutch), with the brief to ‘do something with them’ while keeping the original clog recognisable in some form.

Man Fung Yi
Man Fung Yi

Here are some of our favourites but there are over 60 works to choose from.

Have a browse on the Klomp site  – see the images, read the biographies – but be quick …the auction closes 28th May 2009.
Ajoy Sahu

Ajoy Sahu

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