theW+: William Lim's Art Collection in Dialogue With AAA Auction Pieces / Hong Kong
Thanks to Design Anthology (@design_anthology) magazine and Asia Art Archive's (@asiaartarchive) Annual Fundraiser- plus Architect, William Lim's (@williamlimcl3) generosity- members of the Public were able to graciously experience a rare sneak peak through Lim's personal gallery space and private collection of around seventy-five pieces of art plus thousands of books within it.
Lim is one of Hong Kong's most accomplished Architects, recently opening the HQueen's Art Tower in Central. He's done so well for himself in his profession- that even his two sons have followed his path becoming Architects- going so far as attending the same University as he did.
In his spare time, Lim collects local and regional art as a hobby, amassing quite a collection of wonderful works- making him one of the cities' top collectors in terms of it's regional focus and breadth of medium and subject matter.
Smartly, the 70+ works in Auction for the AAA were displayed throughout the gallery, juxtaposed with pieces of similar or opposing subject matter. The one-time exhibition also allows the public to visualise the works Auctioned within a lived-in domestic studio space.
From the Auction, my favorite pieces included works by Liu Ye, Vishwa Shroff, and Antony Gormley. From Lim's own collection, I loved the pieces from Adrian Wong, Tsui Wai Ling, Heman Chong, and Lee Kit. The great Alexandra Seno of AAA and Suzy Annetta, Editor-in-chief of Design Anthology co-hosted the event.