Sotheby’s Returns To Singapore With An Art & Spirits Exhibition
Sotheby’s promises a debut whisky auction and more with its return to the Garden City
Following an all-encompassing display spanning arts and luxury at Marina Bay Sands this summer, Sotheby’s returns to Singapore with an art and spirits exhibition, opening on 28 November through to 1 December, and accessible to the public.
This four-day showcase marks the launch of ‘Fine & Rare Whisky,’ as Sotheby’s offers Spirits for the first time in Southeast Asia, a region that sees growing interest in this category over the years.
The First Ever Spirits Auction in Southeast Asia
The online auction offers an impressive collection of over 200 bottles, which carry a combined estimate of SGD2.4M – 3.4M (about RM8.4M to RM11.8M). The auction features Scotch whiskies which were bottled during the 1970s to the 90s by top distilleries and legendary independent bottlers, as well as a selection of the most famous Japanese whiskies, among which is the Karuizawa Geisha series.
The market for wine and spirits has skyrocketed in recent years, with strong interest from buyers around the world. Already this year, Singaporean collectors have spent almost 20 percent more in Sotheby’s sales in this category than they did last year.
Past Present Future
Additionally, Past Present Future harnesses the tension and dialogue drawn from the juxtaposition of artists of different eras and backgrounds with similarities in their visual language or core emotions and senses.
A Leading Artist
One of Southeast Asia’s leading abstract artists, Christine Ay Tjoe draws upon imagination and inner feelings by applying strong strokes in her intricate layered paintings. This historical work from the artist’s pivotal series is a bold composition of her intense emotions.
In 2021, Sotheby’s became the first company in the industry to create a dedicated NFT marketplace with Sotheby’s Metaverse, and most recently made a significant expansion of the platform with the launch of a peer-to-peer venue for secondary market of digital art and collectibles as part of its continued commitment to bridge new forms of digital art to the institutional art world.
More information can be found on the Official Sotheby’s Website.