Diamante Galasso and Nerone – The Asia Hotel Art Fair 2014 used the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel last weekend to exhibit artworks. Prices on pieces displayed ranged from $200 to $1 million. A Diamante Galasso painting and Nerone postcards from Gallery Koo greeted customers in this corridor.
"Yellow Pumpkin," by Yayoi Kusama – Contemporary art doesn't have to be displayed in a minimalistic white cube. Can you picture this Yayoi Kusama piece in your living room? The artist's signature use of polka dots is evident in her "Yellow Pumpkin" painting.
"Big Swan," by Yue Minjun and sketch by Picasso – Yue Minjun's "Big Swan" oil painting greeted visitors in room 751 at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel. Above the contemporary work is an original sketch by Pablo Picasso.
"Enchanted," by Ralph Gibson – The hotel's seventh and eighth floors were used for displays. Ralph Gibson's black-and-white photographs were hung on walls, placed on a bed and propped against mirrors and bathtubs.
"Another Pedestal," by Kim Jain – Pointy shoes in front of the tub? At least Kim Jain's focus on high heels added color to the bathroom.
"Home Away From Home," by Alan Chan – Alan Chan created a miniature version of his showcase "Home Away From Home."
"Home Away From Home," by Alan Chan – Chan's showcase displayed objects ranging from collectible furniture and decor to arts and crafts.
"Be Ready to Run!" Super Egg Can, by Yuki Matsueda – Using three-dimensional solids popping out of motifs from two-dimensional planes, Yuki Matsueda addressed changes that occur by stepping out of a current situation.
"This is Exit," by Yuki Matsueda – Matsueda's green figure tries to escape the exit sign.
"Solo exhibition," by Aelita Andre – Six-year-old Aelita Andre has sold her work for more than $50,000. At this exhibition, she displayed 20 abstract paintings with different themes.
"Chair of Understanding," by Lee Eunsook – Artist Lee Eunsook feels that modern society hinders communication and creates stress. Her benches and chairs are made of hundreds of small polyester chairs and illuminated with black light.
"Silver Mousy" and "Golden Mousy," by No2Good – "Mousy" works by Taiwanese artist No2Good seemed pure and humorous, but the figurines represent archetypical memories of childhood -- large ears for minding adult words, bandages for injuries, enormous eyes filled with curiosity for the world and glasses representing the pressures of school and reading.
"A Walking Mousy," by No2Good – Asia Hotel Art Fair expanded this year to display works in public spaces at Harbour City, a large shopping zone in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui area.
"A Long Journey - Camels," by Cheung Wook Jang – In the atrium of Harbour City's Gateway Arcade, three stainless steel camels stand five meters tall. The disproportionate size of the long skinny legs against the camels' bodies expresses the human desire for long journeys.