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  • Apr 23, 2021

Collaborations and Conflicts: Weekly News Roundup

*last updated Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Photo of JAY CHOU. Courtesy Enviseam and Sotheby

On April 19, following Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening sale in Hong Kong, the auction house announced its upcoming collaboration with the Asian superstar Jay Chou in June. Widely regarded as “King of Mandopop,” the 42-year-old Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor is a keen art collector and is often spotted at international art fairs including Art Basel and Art021 Shanghai. Chou frequently expresses his love for artists such as KAWS, Gerhard Richter, and David Hockney on his social media, with his first Instagram post featuring himself and his mother standing next to a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Details of the collaboration are yet to be announced.

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