The prestigious shipyard Sanlorenzo – known as a market leading builder of yachts and superyachts – has a long term relationship with the world of art, including a formal global partnership with Art Basel. At the recent Art Basel Hong Kong, held 29 to 31 March 2019, Sanlorenzo presented a new installation, designed by Piero Lissoni, Sanlorenzo Art Director, in homage to the French-born Chinese artist Alixe Fu, in collaboration with the Amanda Wei Gallery. During Art Basel Sanlorenzo hosted a very special “Meet the Artist” event in the Collectors Lounge, inviting an exclusive group of guests to meet artist Alixe Fu, and learn more about the in-depth concept of the artwork.
A welcome speech was given by Massimo Perotti, chairman and CEO of Sanlorenzo, who said: “It’s a great pleasure for Sanlorenzo to be present at Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time and collaborating with Asian artists with the support of Amanda Wei Gallery. For years Sanlorenzo has been broken boundaries in the world of art and design, finding various complementary ways to express the concept of Sanlorenzo: timeless beauty paired with top quality. And this is one of the many reasons why a Sanlorenzo yacht is different from others.”
“The ‘Made to Measure’ approach of Sanlorenzo has been well recognized by more and more Asian buyers, who appreciate the unique design and high quality of Sanlorenzo yacht,” said Mike Simpson, founder of Simpson Marine. “We have brought many Sanlorenzo yachts to Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan so it is a great honour to presenting prestigious Asian artwork here at Art Basel, to show the best combination of Italy design and Asian aesthetics.”
Alixe Fu’s artwork is represented by Amanda Wei Gallery, which was founded by Amanda Wei in Hong Kong. As one of the growing number of Sanlorenzo owners in Asia, Amanda is also keen to bring the two worlds of art and superyachts together to present Asian artists in different way. “Sanlorenzo yachts represent the top quality in global yacht industry and we are glad to have more Asian artists being presented here,” she says. “We hope more and more talented young artists from China and Asia will be discovered.” In addition to Alixe Fu, Amanda Wei Gallery also represents various famous artists in Asia including Zhou Chunya and Tan Ping.