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
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

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

Topic |   Auctions
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
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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