PRESS - 2022.04.21

May sales @Hillside Forum, Daikanyama

SBI Art Auction is thrilled to present the "51st SBI Art Auction|Modern and Contemporary Art" sales on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Hillside Forum in Daikanyama, Tokyo.

Recent success of "Tokyo Contemporary: Redefined," a special auction which took place simultaneously ever with "Art Fair Tokyo" at Tokyo International Forum on March 12 brought excitement to the Japanese art market with 1.28 billion yen sales record.

We believe such excitement will be carried on at our May auction with an eye-catching lineup including works by artists that are celebrated in the contemporary art market in both Japan and overseas, and works exhibited for the first time at auction in Japan. The auction will be held at the conventional venue in Hillside Forum, Daikanyama.

■the 51st SBI Art Auction|Modern and Contemporary Art
【Auction Date】
Friday, May 27, 2022 3:00 PM (JST) –
Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:00 PM (JST) –
HILLSIDE FORUM (18-8 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, Japan)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (JST)
Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (JST)
*On the day of the auction, Auctioneer will hold the auction at the venue.
*In addition to bidding at the venue, you can bid by phone, absentee, or online.
You can also watch the progress of the auction on YouTube.
Please check the website for details.

■Featured works for May auction
Highlights including world famous KUSAMA Yayoi, ROKKAKU Ayako's unique canvas, SORAYAMA Hajime's life-sized sexy robot which appears for the first time in Japan's auction house. Edition works by acclaimed Andy WARHOL, KAWS, Javier CALLEJA, NARA Yoshitomo, KUSAMA Yayoi. In addition to the familiar street lineup by KYNE, HANAI Yusuke, we will also have MURAKAMI Takashi's early work, TATEISHI Tiger's rare object work, as well as works by Ei-Q, TOYA Shigeo, OKAZAKI Kenjiro, KOMATSU Miwa and so on.

*Access to online catalogue:


■About our auction

About our auction

SBI Art Auction holds public auctions arranged to present fine works of contemporary art created in and after the twentieth century, as well as modern art, photography, design, and crafts that can adorn and enrich the lives of a wide variety of clients.
The current auction participants include nationals of more than 50 countries*, and we are proud of being Japan's most international auction, since bids by overseas customers amount to about 30% of the title.
We are working to grow and expand the Japanese art market by actively introducing not only the works of artists who symbolize the Japanese art market, but also the works of overseas artists who are rarely exhibited in domestic auctions.
*As of April 2022

■How to participate in our auction
The auction is held by bidding for the sale price.
Customers who participate for the first time are requested to register in advance.
For more information on how to buy works at auction, please see the following page.
Details on how to participate and buy:

■About us
SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd. provides a wide variety of services corresponding to our clients' needs, including auctioning, brokering private sales, financing, and consulting. Our aim is to ensure that more people come to appreciate the pleasure, importance, and fun of owning artworks, while at the same time helping them to keep their artworks in good condition over the long term and pass them along to the next generation.
Company name: SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
Representative Director: MORITA Shumpei
Address: 7F, TFT Bldg East Wing, 3-6-11 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
Established: April 1, 2011

For press inquiries
SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
7F, TFT Building East Wing, 3-6-11 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo, 135-0063 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3527-6692
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