Harbour City offers another umbrella
with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak.
By now, it has something of a tradition for the Harbour City mall to create a funky umbrella for its summer promotion. Since 2002, it has been producing artist-created umbrellas that customers can redeem after making store purchases to a certain amount. This year, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (below) has been commissioned to create two water-drop designs. The artist has been awarded the Order of Arts and Literature by France, and also received the National Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan.
'People who don't know who Yayoi Kusama is can easily enjoy her artwork simply by looking at her umbrellas,' a Harbour City rep said. In 2005, they hired Jeffrey Fulvimari, who illustrated Madonna's children book The English Roses, for an umbrella and all were gone on the first day. They are expecting the same reception on June 30 for Kusama. 'We made a couple of thousand, but we have to reserve some for clients and media.'
You need to make purchases from two shops or more totalling HK$1,500, plus make an HK$80 donation to the Community Chest for a red and white umbrella or HK$200 donation for yellow and black. For details, call 2118 8666.