From Protégé to Master – The Chinese Painting Collection of Harold Wong

  • Event date 25 - 30 May
  • Event location Hong Kong

Christie’s is honoured to present a non-selling exhibition in Hong Kong this spring to commemorate the legacy of Harold Wong, a celebrated connoisseur, collector, gallerist, artist, and leading figure in the international Chinese art scene.

Born in 1943, Harold Wong developed a keen interest in traditional Chinese art, culture, and literature at a young age under the guidance of his father, Wong Pao Hsie. Tutored by the venerable master Madam Koo Tsin-yaw, Wong became an accomplished painter who exhibited his work as early as 1962. His extensive Chinese paintings and calligraphy collection continued his family heritage and forged new paths.

It exemplified his passion for classical paintings and calligraphy by Ming and Qing dynasty masters with a focus on calligraphic couplets, late Qing dynasty Shanghai painters, and representative 20th-century artists, many of whom were family friends who enriched his journey as an artist and collector.

The upcoming exhibition will showcase Harold Wong’s unwavering pursuit of beauty and knowledge and celebrate his life as a contemporary Chinese scholar-gentleman.

Highlights

Visit our Exhibition

Harold Wong Collection

From Protégé to Master – The Chinese Painting Collection of Harold Wong

25-30 May, 10:30am – 6:30pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Between 25 and 30 May, Christie’s will exhibit over 60 representative highlights from the Chinese Painting Collection of Harold Wong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Join us for a rare glimpse of the Collection showcases Harold Wong’s unwavering pursuit of beauty and knowledge and celebrate his life as a contemporary Chinese scholar-gentleman.

The exhibition is free and open to all

Christie’s Education

Harold Wong Collection
Sunday, 26 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Lecture
The Unending Path of Harold Wong: Connoisseurship, Collecting and Painting
Speaker:
Catherine Maudsley, Art Advisor, Curator and Art Historian

Panel Discussion
Inter-generational Collecting: A Global Perspective
Speakers:
Catherine Maudsley, and Chloe Suen, Founder of Sun Museum, moderated by Sara Mao, Director of Christie’s Education & Head of Strategic Growth Initiatives, Christie’s Asia Pacific

Lecture and Panel Discussion will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation to Mandarin

Special publication

Harold Wong Collection

The Chinese Painting Collection of Harold Wong

Over 60 representative highlights from the Chinese Painting Collection of Harold Wong


The Harold Wong Collection catalogue is available online now.

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Also on view

Harold Wong Collection

Rocking Abstraction

Featuring scholar’s rocks and paintings from Dr S Y Yip Collection

25-28 May, 10:30am – 6:30pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Between 25 and 28 of May, Christie’s will feature a tight selection of artworks across three categories at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Join us for a unique and immersive experience into the parallel avant-garde art world created by abstract paintings and scholar's rocks, exploring the mesmerizing macrocosm crafted by these remarkable artistic treasures.

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