Auction house Phillips opened its first gallery space in Asia on March 26, Monday,in the prime business area of Hong Kong.

Nestled in St George’s Building in Central, the gallery space is an addition to the auction house’s centres in London and New York. Founded in London in 1796, the auction house hosted its first Hong Kong sale in November 2015. By establishing the new gallery in Hong Kong, it aims to strengthen and expand its presence in Asia.

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The gallery’s opening exhibition, “Hong Kong. Spotlight. Now.”, will be held from March 26 to April 13. It features international artworks such as Nets 70 (1997) by legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, Notre Dame (1953-1954) by Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, Haring 87 (1987) by American pop art master Keith Haring and Boiler House (1993) by Scottish painter Peter Doig, as well as exceptional design works, photographs, watches and jewellery.

The new space will house exhibitions, auction previews, private sales and cultural events regularly. Alongside the selling exhibition, previews of the upcoming Geneva and Hong Kong watch auctions will take place in the gallery from March 26 to April 1.

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