New Straits Times – Henry Butcher Art Auctioneer’s Recent Art Auction Bears Testament To The Nation’s Thriving Art Market
This recent auction also marks the 10th anniversary of the auction house that has been operating since 2009. “We had our first auction back in 2010, and to date, we have auctioned off more than 2,200 pieces of artwork,” he shares. This equates to a whopping RM 50 million worth of sales during that same period. In conjunction with their 10th anniversary, Sim says a special charity auction called the “Blue Art Centre Project” was also organised, featuring 16 works by prominent contemporary artists. Conceptualised by acclaimed Cambodian visual artist Svay Sareth, the aim of the project is to provide arts education and vocational training for underprivileged Cambodian children. “A total of RM 246,900 was raised,” he discloses.