Saturday, January 16, 2021

At Home With The Collection of André Fu

CHRISTIE'S
By Lisa Johnson
Artworks, from left: Claude Lalanne, Banquette Gingko, 2006 (detail) and Claude Lalanne, Crocoseat, 2007, both © Claude Lalanne, DACS 2021; Ai Weiwei, Untitled (Solid Divine Proportion), 2010. © Ai Weiwei; Su Xiaobai, Satisfactory No. 1, 2015. © Su Xiaobai; Antony Gormley, DOMAIN LX, 2006, 4.76 mm square section stainless-steel bar, 189 x 65 x 35 cm © the artist. Photograph by Amanda Kho
"In some ways it reflects my personal evolution in the appreciation of art, from artisan objects to sculpture and, more recently, painting and vintage furniture," says André Fu of the collection he has been quietly assembling since he founded his studio in 2000, and which he displays in his Hong Kong duplex overlooking Deep Water and Repulse bays. He points out the Banquette Gingko, a bench by Claude Lalanne, which came from Ben Brown Fine Arts at the Hong Kong Art Fair. It also led to a commission and a further addition to his collection. [More]