Open and Shut: Friday News Roundup
By The Editors
While Sotheby's was closed for parts of 2020 and staff were furloughed or telecommuting—some of the auction house's staff were also reviving their creative talents. On Friday December 11, Sotheby's announced a charity auction of its employees' artistic creations, The Art of Working from Home, which will tour to three cities (Hong Kong, London, and New York) before the sale in February. A viewing of the works opens in Hong Kong from December 12–18, with a portion of the final proceeds going to Save the Children Hong Kong. For Hong Kong audiences, the star of the auction is undoubtedly from Sotheby's Asia CEO Kevin Ching, a rubbing of what he believes is a snapper with his own calligraphy. He donated the fish to his calligraphy teacher so that it won't go to waste, though he says he doubts she actually ate it. "Do not ask me why I did not eat the fish myself," Ching says. Bids begin at HKD 20,000.
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