NEWS

PRESS - 2022.02.15

Auction x Art Fair: The first-ever SBI sale held simultaneously with Art Fair Tokyo Contemporary art auction in Yurakucho, Tokyo, on Saturday 12 March, 2022

SBI Art Auction is proud to present “Tokyo Contemporary: Redefined,” a special auction which will be held at Tokyo International Forum on Saturday 12 March 2022. This is the first time for SBI Art Auction to take place simultaneously ever with “Art Fair Tokyo,” one of the largest international art fair in Japan.
 
“Tokyo Contemporary: Redefined” auction is a well-curated sale with selected works only which represents the iconic and most recognizable artists in the modern and contemporary art world. We believe that it delivers exceptional opportunities to enjoy purchasing artworks, and hope that it helps the growth of the Japanese art market.
 
 
■ The 49th SBI Art Auction|Tokyo Contemporary: Redefined
【DATE】[Lots. 001-075] SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 3:00 PM (JST) –
【VENUE】Tokyo International Forum Hall D5 (5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, JAPAN)
【PREVIEW】Tokyo International Forum Hall D7
THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2022 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (JST)
FRIDAY 11 MARCH 2022 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (JST)
* Auction will be conducted by an auctioneer present in the salesroom.
* Customers unable to attend the venue in person may also place absentee/phone bids, or bid live online.
More details are available on the website below. Auction will be broadcasted live on YouTube.
Website: https://www.sbiartauction.co.jp/lp/20220312/en/

 
■ EVENT
Tokyo International Forum Hall D5
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 1:00 - 2:00 PM (JST)
Talk Session "Japanese art market viewed from the financial market’s perspective"
Speaker: Kiichi Kitajima (Art Fair Tokyo Managing Director)
 
Speaker’s profile
Kiichi KITAJIMA
<Managing director of Art Fair Tokyo>
Born in Tokyo in 1974, Kiichi Kitajima completed a Master of Computer Science in Graduate School of Keio in 1999, then he joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
After having worked as a bond and interest rate trader over a decade at domestic and overseas Investment Bank in Tokyo and London, he has been acting as Managing director of Art Fair Tokyo since 2011 by acquiring a business of planning and operation of the fair.
Not only responsible for management, he is also in charge of direction of the gallery section at the fair.
He likes sail racing, mountain climbing, and marathon.


■ List of Artworks 
*For more information about the artworks please visit: https://www.sbiartauction.co.jp/en/auction/catalogue/107




For press inquiries   Kagami (Ms.), Okamura (Ms.)
SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
TFT Building East Wing 7F, 3-6-11 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo, 135-0063 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3527-6692
Mail: artauction@sbigroup.co.jp
Web: https://www.sbiartauction.co.jp/en/

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AUCTION - 2022.02.14

the 49th SBI Art Auction|Tokyo Contemporary: Redefined

The SBI 49th sale "Tokyo Contemporary: Redefined" will be held at Tokyo International Forum simultaneously with "Art Fair Tokyo," one of the largest international art fair in Japan.

【Auction Date】
[Lots. 001-075] SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 3:00 PM (JST) –
*Entry reservation is required.
Please click on the link below for further details.
Application deadline: TUE 8 MARCH 5 PM (JST)
>> Notice of Entry Reservation System
>> To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection

【Venue】*No ticket for Art Fair Tokyo is required to enter.
Tokyo International Forum Hall D5
3-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan >>Map

【Preview】
Tokyo International Forum Hall D7  *Different from the auction site on Sat 12 March
THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2022 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (JST)
FRIDAY 11 MARCH 2022 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (JST)
In order to avoid the spread of infections and for the security purpose of the venue, we would appreciate it if participants of SBI Art Auction could submit an application form for admission in advance.
Please click on the link below for advance registration.
>> Preview Entry Application

【Event】
Tokyo International Forum Hall D5
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 1:00 - 2:00 PM (JST)
Talk Session "Japanese art market viewed from the financial market’s perspective"
Speaker: Kiichi Kitajima (Art Fair Tokyo Managing Director)

Mr. Kiichi Kitajima, Managing director of Art Fair Tokyo, will be invited as a guest to speak about the Japanese art market viewed from the financial market’s perspective. This will be an event you don’t want to miss if you are interested in what is happening in the art world and the future of the art market.

【Create an account】
Please sign up from the link below if you do not have an account to register as a bidder.
>> Create an account

【Participate in the bidding】
There are four bidding methods from which to choose.
A. In Person
B. Absentee
C. By Telephone
D. To Bid Live
>> How to Buy

To bid by phone, online, or as absentee, you can register from our website.
*An account will be needed for bidding registration (If you are a registered customer and do not have a login account, or if you cannot log in with your account, please follow the procedure)
>> Register for bidding
>> Create an account

Bid Submission Deadline:
[Lots. 001-075] FRIDAY 11 MARCH 5:00 PM (JST)
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【Dear participants】
We recommend participants to use public transportation as parking spaces at the venue are unavailable.
If you wish to visit by car, please consider using parking lots around the venue.
>>Map (Car parkings around the venue)

【Live stream】
You can access our auction's live stream as below.
>>SBI Art Auction YouTube Streaming
※Live stream may be canceled without notice before or during the auction depend on network status.
※You might experience degradation of video/audio quality, depend on your device's capability, operating system, browser version, or network environment.

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AUCTION - 2022.01.29

【Results & Invitation to Consign】The 48th LIVE STREAM & Modern and Contemporary Art

Thank you for partaking in our "The 48th LIVE STREAM & Modern and Contemporary Art" sale held on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 January.
Auction result is now available on our website.

Total sales: 1,089,216,750 JPY
Lots sold: 99.8%
Kusama's Butterfly [TWWEN] fetched more than JPY 155,250,000

>> Auction Result [Online Catalogue]
>> Auction Result [Result]

◆Results Highlight
Price realized (JPY) includes buyer's Premium



Lot.266
LY
LINE
2,000,000 - 3,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 6,095,000 JPY




Lot.271
KYNE
Untitled
800,000 - 1,400,000 JPY
Price Realized 10,005,000 JPY




Lot.274
HANAI Yusuke
Untitled
4,000,000 - 7,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 13,800,000 JPY




Lot.279
ROKKAKU Ayako
Untitled
8,000,000 - 14,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 86,250,000 JPY




Lot.283
MURAKAMI Takashi
Untitled
3,500,000 - 5,500,000 JPY
Price Realized 16,100,000 JPY




Lot.343
KUSAMA Yayoi
Butterfly [TWWEN]
40,000,000 - 70,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 155,250,000 JPY




Lot.344
KUSAMA Yayoi
A canal in Amsterdam
20,000,000 - 30,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 55,200,000 JPY




Lot.422
Andy WARHOL
Bald Eagle, from Endangered Species (F. & S. Ⅱ.296)
8,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 18,400,000 JPY




Lot.445
BANKSY
Happy Chopper
8,000,000 - 12,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 16,675,000 JPY


◆Upcoming auctions and deadline for consignment
Vol.50 LIVE STREAM AUCTION
* Auction will be held online only.
Date: Saturday 16 April, 2022
Deadline for consignment: early-February

Vol.51 Modern and Contemporary Art
Date: Saturday 28 May, 2022
Deadline for consignment: early-March

Please request an estimate by clicking the following link.
>> Request an estimate


Please contact
SBI Art Auction
Tel: +81 3-3527-6692 FAX: +81 3-3529-0777
Email: ArtAuction@sbigroup.co.jp

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AUCTION - 2022.01.07

the 48th LIVE STREAM & Modern and Contemporary Art

SBI Art Auction is pleased to announce “LIVE STREAM / Modern and Contemporary Art” to be held on Friday, 28th and Saturday, 29th January 2022.
Please be informed that, in response to the implementation of priority measures to prevent the spread of disease, admission to the auction saleroom on Saturday 29th will be by reservation only.

LIVE STREAM AUCTION
【Auction Date】
[Lots. 001-249] FRIDAY 28 JANUARY 2022 1:00 PM (JST) –

【Preview】
No Preview (Request Detailed Images from Online Catalogue)

Modern and Contemporary Art
【Auction Date】
[Lots. 250-500] SATURDAY 29 JANUARY 2022 1:00 PM (JST) –
*Entry reservation is required.
Please click on the link below for further details.
Application deadline: MON 24 JAN 5 PM (JST)
>> Notice of Entry Reservation System
>> To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection

【Preview】
WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY 2022 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (JST)
THURSDAY 27 JANUARY 2022 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (JST)
In order to avoid the spread of infections and for the security purpose of the venue, we appreciate if participants of SBI Art Auction to submit an application form for admission in advance.
Please click on the link below for advance registration.
>> Preview Entry Application

Venue:
HILLSIDE FORUM
18-8 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, Japan >>Map

【Dear participants】
We recommend participants to use public transportation as parking spaces at the venue are unavailble.
If you wish to visit by car, please consider using parking lots around the venue.
>>Map (Car parkings around the venue)

【Participate in the bidding】
To bid  by phone, online, or as absentee, you can register from our website.
Bidder registration will require account ID and password.
Please sign up from the link below if you do not have an account to register as a bidder.
>>Create an account and register for bidding

*For those who have not received an email from us
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As a friendly reminder, you may consider adjusting the filtering setting of your e-mail account to prevent any mails with sbigroup.co.jp/sbiartauction.co.jp domain from going to your spam mail folder in the future.

Bid Submission Deadline:
[Lots. 001-249] THURSDAY 27 JANUARY 5:00 PM (JST)
[Lots. 250-500] FRIDAY 28 JANUARY 5:00 PM (JST)

【Live stream】
Access to auction's live stream from the link below.
>>SBI Art Auction YouTube Streaming
※Live stream may be suspended without notice during the auction depending on network status or other circumstances.
※Depending on your device capabilities, the version of the OS and browser installed on your device, or network environment, video and sound may be degraded.

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E-mail:artauction@sbigroup.co.jp

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EVENT - 2021.11.17

【Talk Session】Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Talks about the future of art

In conjunction with a devoted sale of NFTs “NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto” (October 30, 2021), Talk Session ‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Future of art’ is now available on YouTube.
We welcome Hiroki Yamamoto as our guest curator for the sale,  a distinguished cultural theorist who explores the future possibilities of NFT artworks in contemporary art scene.

Talk Session‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Talks about the future of art’  *Japanese speakers and English subtitles
>> YouTube


Contents
Part.1  Necessity of Virtual exhibition and physical artworks under COVID-19 pandemic
00:00~  Introduction
00:50~  COVID-19 pandemic and ‘Alter-narratives’ exhibition
02:56~  Possibility for the online-only exhibition: How should we organize or experience the exhibitions after the COVID-19 pandemic?
09:30~  ‘Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge’ exhibition
 
Part.2  What the characteristics of NFT bring about, and what emerges on the other hand : Denial of intangible and democracy
13:00~  Dawn of NFTs and art in the future
13:20~  The similarity/un-similarity between Conceptual Art and NFTs: e.g. Yves Klein & Yutaka Matsuzawa
14:40~  Does the authenticity of NFT set a limit to expression?
22:30~  Reproduction and dissemination of historical works realized by NFT
 
Part.3  Talks about the future of art
26:10~  How to create a cluster that shares consciousness and a comprehensive ecology

Speakers
Yuko Hasegawa
Yuko Hasegawa is Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and Professor of Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. She was Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. She completed a BA in Law from Kyoto University and an MFA in Art History from Tokyo University of the Arts. She has been honored with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (2015), the Ordem de Rio Branco, Brazil (2017), and Japan Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (2020). She has curated on numerous biennale in Istanbul (2001), Shanghai (2002), São Paulo (2010), Sharjah (2013), Moscow (2017), and Thailand (2021).

Hiroki Yamamoto
Hiroki Yamamoto was born in Chiba, Japan in 1986. He graduated in Social
Science at Hitotsubashi University in 2010 and received an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2013. From 2013 to 2018, Yamamoto worked at UAL’s Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) where he completed his PhD in 2018. He also served at TrAIN as a postgraduate research fellow. He was previously a research fellow at Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, Korea, a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and an assistant professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is currently a lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art. His publications include The History of Contemporary Art: Euro-America, Japan, and Transnational (Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 2019) and Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergence and Divergence (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Considering Racism (Kyōwakoku, 2021).



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AUCTION - 2021.10.30

【Results & Invitation to Consign】NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto

Auction result of " NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto" Sale on Saturday 30 October is now available on our website at;

Sale Total: 25,047,000 JPY
Sale Rate: 100%

>> Auction Result [Online Catalogue]
>> Auction Result [Result]

Lot. 149
Serwah ATTAFUAH
TERRA 2021
1,200,000 - 1,800,000 JPY
Price Realized 2,127,500 JPY (18,715 USD)



Lot. 150
LU Yang
1. DOKU Hello World/2. DOKU HUMAN
4,000,000 - 7,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 5,750,000 JPY (50,581 USD)



Lot. 151
Sputniko!
The Moonwalk Machine - Selena's Step
3,000,000 - 5,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 8,395,000 JPY (73,848 USD)



Lot. 152
David OREILLY
POTATO
1,000,000 - 1,500,000 JPY
Price Realized 1,380,000 JPY (12,139 USD)



Lot. 153
UuDam Tran NGUYEN
Waltz of The Machine Equestrians
2,500,000 - 3,500,000 JPY
Price Realized 3,680,000 JPY  (32,372 USD)



Lot. 154
Yu-KI YUKI
"For your own good,"
300,000 - 500,000 JPY
Price Realized 575,000 JPY (5,058 USD)



Lot. 155
Kenny SCHACHTER
Money, Money, Money
1,000,000 - 1,500,000 JPY
Price Realized 2,300,000 JPY (20,232 USD)



Lot. 156
TAKAKURA Kazuki
Goodbye Meaning
200,000 - 300,000 JPY
Price Realized 839,500 JPY (7,385 USD)




◆NFT SPECIAL WEBSITE
Talk Session ‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Future of art’ is available on NFT SPECIAL WEBSITE.
We welcome Hiroki Yamamoto as our guest curator for the sale, a distinguished cultural theorist who explores the future possibilities of NFT artworks in contemporary art scene.

Events
1. Talk Session ‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Future of art’
2. Introduction ‘What is NFT Art ?‘ Startbahn, Inc. CEO Taihei Shii

>>NFT SPECIAL WEBSITE


◆INVITATION TO CONSIGN
[Upcoming auctions] LIVE STREAM auction on Friday January 28th 2022 and Modern and Contemporary Art on Saturday January 29th 2022
Deadline for consignment: Early November.

Please request an estimate by clicking the following link.
>> Request an estimate


Please contact
SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
Tel: +81 3-3527-6692 FAX: +81 3-3529-0777
Email: ArtAuction@sbigroup.co.jp

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AUCTION - 2021.10.30

【Results & Invitation to Consign】The 47th Modern and Contemporary Art + NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto

Auction result of "Modern and Contemporary Art + NFT in the History of Contemporary Art" Sale on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October is now available on our website at;


◆Results Highlight
Price realized(JPY) including buyer's Premium

Sale Total: 1,668,943,250 JPY
Sale Rate: 97.1%
>> Auction Result [Online Catalogue]
>> Auction Result [Result]

Lot.175
KYNE
Untitled
6,000,000 - 9,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 24,150,000 JPY

Lot.183
ROKKAKU Ayako
Untitled
5,000,000 - 8,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 20,125,000 JPY

Lot.190
NAKAZONO Koji
Unknown
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 33,350,000 JPY

Lot.245
KAWS
Untitled(Haring)
8,000,000 - 16,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 27,600,000 JPY

Lot.251
NARA Yoshitomo
Untitled (Nara D-2007-025)
30,000,000 - 50,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 63,250,000 JPY

Lot.259
KUSAMA Yayoi
Flowers
35,000,000 - 55,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 149,500,000 JPY

Lot.267
LEE U-fan
East Winds
6,000,000 - 9,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 24,150,000 JPY

Lot.333
Andy WARHOL
Apple (Toy painting)
24,000,000 - 34,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 34,500,000 JPY

Lot.371
BANKSY
Love Is In The Air
12,000,000 - 24,000,000 JPY
Price Realized 25,300,000 JPY


◆NFT Results
Results of NFT auction are available from the following link.
>>NFT Results

We welcome Hiroki Yamamoto as our guest curator for the sale, a distinguished cultural theorist who explores the future possibilities of NFT artworks in contemporary art scene.
His commentary and the following events are now available on our special website.

Events
1. Talk Session ‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Talks about the Future of art’
2. Introduction ‘What is NFT Art ?‘ Startbahn, Inc. CEO Taihei Shii

>>NFT SPECIAL WEBSITE


◆INVITATION TO CONSIGN
[Upcoming auctions] LIVE STREAM auction on Friday January 28th 2022 and Modern and Contemporary Art on Saturday January 29th 2022
Deadline for consignment: Early November.

Please request an estimate by clicking the following link.
>> Request an estimate


Please contact
SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
Tel: +81 3-3527-6692 FAX: +81 3-3529-0777
Email: ArtAuction@sbigroup.co.jp

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AUCTION - 2021.10.11

the 47th Modern and Contemporary Art + NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto

SBI Art Auction is pleased to announce “Modern and Contemporary Art + NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto” to be held on Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th, October 2021.

Auction Date:
[Lots. 001-148]
FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2021 3:00 PM (JST) – Modern and Contemporary Art
[Lots. 149-384]
SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2021 1:00 PM (JST) – Modern and Contemporary Art + NFT
* We are asking for advance Admission Reservation for the entry.
Please click on the link below for further details.
Application Deadline: FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER 5:00 PM (JST)
>> Notice of Admission Reservation System
>> To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection

NFT Sale:
Co-curated with a cultural theorist Hiroki Yamamoto, SBI Art Auction casts a spotlight on those artists and their NFTs in the October sale amongst other contemporary and modern fine artists and explore a way to place them in art historical context.
Events
1. Talk Session ‘Yuko Hasegawa x Hiroki Yamamoto : Talks about the future of art’ *Coming Soon
2. Introduction ‘What is NFT Art ?’ Startbahn, Inc. CEO Taihei Shii
>> BROWSE NFT LOTS

Preview:
WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER 2021 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (JST)
THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (JST)
*Applications form can be submitted during auction preview as well.
In order to avoid the spread of infections, we appreciate if participants of SBI Art Auction to submit an application form for admission in advance.
Please click on the link below for advance registration.
>> Preview Entry Application

Bid Submission Deadline:
[Lots. 001-148] THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 5:00 PM (JST)
[Lots. 149-384] FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 5:00 PM (JST)

Venue:
HILLSIDE FORUM
18-8 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, Japan >>Map

Contact
Tel: +81 3-3527-6692 Fax: +81 3-3529-0777 
E-mail:artauction@sbigroup.co.jp

Live Streaming
Auction will be braodcasted live on YouTube.
>> YouTube Streaming

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PRESS - 2021.10.08

SBI Art Auction proudly presents “NFT in the History of Contemporary Art” NFT Art Auction in Japan

On October 30, 2021, SBI Art Auction holds the very first NFT art auction sale in Japan. We welcome Hiroki Yamamoto as our guest curator for the sale, a distinguished cultural theorist who will explore the future possibilities that NFT artworks provide for contemporary art.
Since the sale of an NFT by Beeple for more than $69 million dollar at an art auction in March 2021, the attention of the contemporary art world has been focused on reports about bidding prices and new endeavors by leading artists.

NFT technology has made it possible to guarantee the uniqueness of digital data, such as video files. Along with the growing adoption of NFTs in the field of modern art, the infrastructure for buying, selling and storing NFTs online is constantly being advanced.
We regard these current trends as historical events. With the art auction as a stage, we will shine a spotlight on various artists of diverse genres and, together with guest curator and cultural theorist Hiroki Yamamoto, explore the meaning and impact of NFTs in the historical context of contemporary art.
The NFTs sold in this sale are minted on Startrail by Startbahn, Inc., who specializes in issuing and managing blockchain certificates for artworks.

■ NFT in the History of Contemporary Art: a Curated Sale by Hiroki Yamamoto
【DATE】October 30, 2021 (Saturday), from 13:00 | as a part of the SBI Art Auction’s “Modern and Contemporary Art Vol.47”
【VENUE】Hillside Forum (Hillside Terrace 1F, 18-8 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
【PREVIEW】Wednesday, October 27 (12:00-19:00) and Thursday, October 28 (11:00–19:00)
※ Auction will be conducted by an auctioneer present in the salesroom.
※Customers unable to attend the venue in person may also submit bids in advance via phone or in writing, or participate live via video feed (available via smartphone & computer). More details are available on the website below.

■ Special contents: https://www.sbiartauction.co.jp/sp/20211030/en/
※ Profiles of our contributors are provided at the end of this press release.
1. In Dialogue: Yuko Hasegawa and Hiroki Yamamoto on the Future of Art
2. Commentary: “What is NFT Art?” by Startbahn CEO Taihei Shii

■ List of artworks 
※ For more information about the artworks please visit : https://www.sbiartauction.co.jp/sp/20211030/en



Profiles
Curator Hiroki Yamamoto
Hiroki Yamamoto was born in Chiba, Japan in 1986. He graduated in Social
Science at Hitotsubashi University in 2010 and received an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2013. From 2013 to 2018, Yamamoto worked at UAL’s Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) where he completed his PhD in 2018. He also served at TrAIN as a postgraduate research fellow. He was previously a research fellow at Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, Korea, a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and an assistant professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is currently a lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art. His publications include The History of Contemporary Art: Euro-America, Japan, and Transnational (Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 2019) and Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergence and Divergence (Rutgers University Press, 2020), Considering Racism (Kyōwakoku, 2021).

Special contributors
Yuko Hasegawa
Yuko Hasegawa is Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and Professor of Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. She was Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. She completed a BA in Law from Kyoto University and an MFA in Art History from Tokyo University of the Arts. She has been honored with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (2015), the Ordem de Rio Branco, Brazil (2017), and Japan Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (2020). She has curated on numerous biennale in Istanbul (2001), Shanghai (2002), São Paulo (2010), Sharjah (2013), Moscow (2017), and Thailand (2021).

Taihei Shii
Taihei Shii was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1977 and spent his childhood in the US. In 2001, he graduated from Tama University. He also holds a Master of Science from University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies and has taught as an adjunct professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. In his work as an artist, Shii engages the theme “Art in the Internet Age”. He initially presented his idea for Startbahn at a talk event in 2006, then acquired necessary patents in Japan and the US, and eventually established Startbahn, Inc. in 2014. Since 2021, he also acts as the CEO of Art Beat, Inc.

For press inquiries Kagami(Ms.)
SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
FT Building East Wing 7F, 3-6-11 Ariake,
Koutou-ku, Tokyo, 135-0063 JAPAN
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