“The auction [Dear Keith] saw records for works by Haring’s close friend, the late photographer Tseng Kwong Chi… Included were several works from his now-famous “East Meets West” series, in which the artist donned a Mao suit and posed next to distinctly American fare.” (via ARTnews)
Dear Keith raised a total of over $4.5 million to benefit The Center NYC.

Read Tseng’s feature story on the Sotheby’s website here.
“The artist Tseng Kwong Chi’s “Art After Midnight” (1985), a photograph of his friends in the New York City downtown demimonde of the early 1980s, works on both a big scale and a small one. You can look at it as a chronicle of a certain moment in art and cultural history, when so many icons of the era — including, here, Keith Haring, the artists Peter McGough and David McDermott and the performer Ann Magnuson — were in the same place at the same time. You can look at it as a historical image, a capture of the last moments before AIDS completely decimated this community, and many others. Or you can look at it as something much more intimate: a group of friends, clowning for the camera, full of joy and silly with youth, even as the world as they knew it was changing forever.”
— Hanya Yanagihara, editor in chief, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, April 19, 2020
Hong Kong collector Patrick Sun. Courtesy Sunpride Foundation. Photo: Amanda Kho.

“[The SunPride Foundation’s] Spectrosynthesis — Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now, the first LGBTQ-themed museum exhibition in Asia curated by Sean C. S. Hu and staged at Taipei’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in 2017… launched just as the High Court in Taiwan paved the way for the legalisation of same-sex marriage, presenting 51 works created by 22 artists from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, over 50 years, from Tseng Kwong Chi to Samson Young and Wu Tsang.” (via Ocula Magazine)