Hong Kong, (16 February 2023) – The South China Morning Post (SCMP) unveils today award winning political cartoonist Harry Harrison’s 2023 auction lineup: Year of the Rabbit: more carrot, less stick.
Back by popular demand, Year of the Rabbit: more carrot, less stick is a continuation of Harrison’s inaugural auction series Year Of The Tiger: Same Routine, New Stripes in 2022 that was met with critical acclaim.
This second edition sheds much-needed cheer and wit around the quirks and contradictions of life in Hong Kong through 8 original illustrations that are poignant yet humorous depictions featuring a zodiac rabbit character in the context of recent affairs.
Each artwork is accompanied with a signed certificate of authenticity issued by the artist, and are unique editions and measuring 220mm x 300mm. The collection is rendered in Pen and Holbein Sepia Ink, with a watercolour wash on arches 300gsm cold-pressed watercolour paper.
The online auction opens on 23 February, 11:00am (HKT, GMT +8) and runs till 8 March, 11:00am (HKT, GMT +8). Registration opens on 16 February on sc.mp/auction2023.
Opening bids start at HK$2023 per illustration with HK$200 bid increments.
ABOUT HARRY HARRISON
Harry Harrison is a British-born, award-winning political cartoonist and illustrator who works and lives in Hong Kong. He has been a longtime contributor to the South China Morning Post and has been regarded as one of Hong Kong’s top political cartoonists for over 20 years. He is best known for his daily cartoons in the SCMP, which he has been an illustrator for since 2011. Harry Harrison also illustrates children’s books and provides satirical cartoons to journals across the South China region.
ABOUT THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.
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