Monday, 11 January 2010

Ben Brown Fine Arts

Venerable UK fine arts dealer Ben Brown has opened a Hong Kong gallery, which is good news to me, and to anyone else in here who is tiring of the Chinese contemporary art scene. They have a space above Shanghai Tang in Central, which I'm yet to check out. However, I saw the temporary space they have in IFC over the weekend with an exhibition of Ron Arad's pieces that will be there until the end of this month. These were a few of my favorite pieces....


Box in Four Movements, 1994-98
Patinated and stainless steel, Edition of 20


Ping Pong Table, 2008
Mirror-polished stainless steel and polished bronze, Edition of 6



Two Legs and a Table, 1989
Patinated and Stainless Steel, Edition of 20

This piece in particular is quite stunning up close. I might have to put this one on my wish list for my new office!

7 comments:

maison21 said...

mr. arad has such an amazing way with shaping metal volumes into functional art. i'd love to have 70k to drop on one of his "big heavy" or "big easy" chairs in polished steel! worth every penny (in my active imagination). ;-)

Suzy said...

I totally agree!

jennifer said...

You have to check out Ben Brown's space at pedder building - it is designed by Andre Fu of Upperhouse fame! I am pleased that Hong Kong finally has an art space of international flavour - great proportions, layered and truely refined.

Suzy said...

Hi Jennifer - I finally saw it last week. A stunning space in a stunning building, and so many fantastic high calibre pieces! Yay for HK!

Anonymous said...

Are there any more views of this table it relly looks just great who is the designer

Suzy said...

Hi Anon, the designer is Ron Arad. You could always look at the Ben Brown Fine Arts website (which is linked in the post) or Ron Arad's website (www.ronarad.com) for further pics.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the plug! Looks good.

Whitney from Ben Brown Fine Arts