Hong Kong artist and toy designer Eric So in his studio. He narrates a two-part video series, Made in Hong Kong, about toy design and production launched by auctioneer Phillips. Photo: Courtesy of Eric So and Phillips Hong Kong
Hong Kong artist and toy designer Eric So in his studio. He narrates a two-part video series, Made in Hong Kong, about toy design and production launched by auctioneer Phillips. Photo: Courtesy of Eric So and Phillips Hong Kong
Auctions

Toys become an auction hit thanks to popularity of artists such as Kaws, Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami

  • Artists have blurred the lines between toys and art with the creation of collectible ‘art toy’ sculptures and figurines that have drawn auction-goers’ interest
  • A video series from auctioneer Phillips is a reminder that this trend started in Hong Kong, for two decades the global hub of toy manufacturing and design

Hong Kong artist and toy designer Eric So in his studio. He narrates a two-part video series, Made in Hong Kong, about toy design and production launched by auctioneer Phillips. Photo: Courtesy of Eric So and Phillips Hong Kong
Hong Kong artist and toy designer Eric So in his studio. He narrates a two-part video series, Made in Hong Kong, about toy design and production launched by auctioneer Phillips. Photo: Courtesy of Eric So and Phillips Hong Kong
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