17 May 2019, The Four Seasons, Hong Kong
The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) was established in 2003 with a well-defined twin focus: to recognise the growing wealth of contemporary art talent in Asia, and bring the proven benefits of expressive arts to underprivileged children."The beauty of our model is that we are able to achieve both goals in an eminently sustainable way. The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, now recognised as the most prestigious prize in its field and region, raises funds by auctioning those artworks that reach the final stage of the competition. The proceeds are then shared equally between the artists and the Foundation, to be used for our charitable projects across Asia."
Held annually, the Sovereign Asian Art Prize invites mid-career contemporary artists - nominated by a carefully selected board of independent art experts from the region.
Macey & Sons is a current supporter of the 2019 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. The Gala and Auction will be held on 17 May 2019, The Four Seasons, Hong Kong where the winning artist is awarded US$30,000. The 29 other works will be auctioned, with the artists receiving 50% of proceeds and the other 50% funding the charitable work of the Foundation.
The below piece was collected by Macey & Sons which was included in the last 30 Finalists for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2018.
WAWI NAVARROZA, I Want To Live A Thousand More Years” (Self-Portrait After Dengue, with tropical plants and fake flowers), 2016, archival pigment print, 50h x 40w in.