‘Eroded Porsche’ unveils in Hong Kong

Future archeology find on display April 30 - May 3

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'Ash & Pyrite Eroded Porsche' is the title of a work of art by Daniel Ashton, to be unveiled in Hong Kong before going to auction | Phillips photos

American artist Daniel Arsham’s exploration of the fate of humanity continues with his display of his latest “future relics” series, the “Ash & Pyrite Eroded Porsche” taking place April 30 to May 1 at the London Opera House in Hong Kong. The exhibition is organized by Auction house Phillips and by K11 MUSEA, which is considered to be Hong Kong’s Silicon Valley of Culture.

Ashton’s “Eroded Delorean” was featured in an exhibition in New York City in 2018.

“Arsham re-imagines everyday objects as artifacts unearthed in a futuristic geological dig, years of material damage from the elements captured in ghostly, intricately crytallized erosions,” Phillips and K11 MUSEA said in a news release. 

“Arsham has explored this concept through collaborations with global lifestyle brands including Rimowa, Dior, Adidas, Pokémon, Uniqlo and many others, highlighting him as one of the hottest names in fashion right now. 

“Working with Porsche was a childhood dream for Arsham and with Ash & Pyrite Eroded Porsche, the artist pays tribute to one of the most acclaimed sports cars of all time, the Porsche 911. Its distinctive two-door, rear-engined silhouette is still instantly recognizable after more than three decades of modifications. 

“Designed with volcanic ash, Arsham re-imagines the car as a witness to one of the most devastating kinds of natural disasters, its ashy grey body abruptly gouged and delicately encrusted with his signature crystal erosions. Enigmatic and ever-compelling, Arsham’s practice continues to explore dichotomies between reality and fiction, as well as destruction and creation in his apocalyptic world of the future.” 

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After the exhibition, the Porsche will be offered in Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art and Design Day Sale, scheduled for June 9 at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. A work by Arsham’s, “Quartz Eroded Vogue Magazine 101,” set an auction record at Phillips’ Hong Kong sale in 2019, selling for nearly $300,000.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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