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2017 Sov­er­eign Asian Art Prize gala

The art world’s crème de la crème gath­ered at the Four Sea­sons ball­room on May 5 for the 2017 Sov­er­eign Asian Art Prize gala din­ner and art auc­tion. Top prize win­ner Li Hongbo gen­er­ously do­nated the full US$30,000 prize to the Sov­er­eign Art Foun­da­tion and his alma mata Jilin Nor­mal Univer­sity, while In­done­sian artist Yo­gie Ach­mad Gi­nan­jar took home the Pub­lic Vote Prize tro­phy. Asia’s Got Tal­ent fi­nal­ists Ju­nior New Sys­tem took to the stage, smart­phones were whipped out and fer­vent head-bob­bing en­sued. The evening raised a grand to­tal of US$300,000 to sup­port the Foun­da­tion’s mis­sion to pro­vide art ed­u­ca­tion to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.

01 01 He­len Song & Lu­cie Chang

02 02 Kes Beno­liel & Todd Beno­liel

04 04 Tessa Wor­thing­ton & Adam Wor­thing­ton

05 05 Wil­liam Louey, Veron­ica Che­ung, Lu­cas Che­ung, Kath­leen Sweeney Lee, Ming Fok, Danny Fok, Ni­cola Young & Jeremy Young

07 07 Susie Rip­pin­gall, David El­liott & Yo­gie Ach­mad Gi­nan­jar

06 06 Peter Siem­bab, Ana Wong, Is­abel Men­doza & Marco Pavia

03 03 Li Hongbo

08 08 To­mas Vacek & Kristine Li

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