Zadok Ben-David at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Zadok Ben-David, Midnight Dance, corten steel, 2012


Patti Wong, Chairman of Sotheby’s Asia, today announced that the company will host its first selling exhibition of outdoor sculpture in Asia with the support of the National Parks Board and Singapore Tourism Board from 23 October 2012 to 31 January 2013.

Sotheby’s, with many years’ experience staging monumental sculpture exhibitions in the US and the UK, will take a proven formula further afield when it presents 16 works by award-winning international sculptor Zadok Ben-David against the magnificent backdrop of Singapore Botanic Gardens. The exhibition is partly sponsored by Bank Sarasin, and will be free and open to the public.

Sotheby’s has many years’ experience staging monumental sculpture exhibitions, first at Isleworth, Florida in the US and for the past seven years with the “Beyond Limits” exhibitions at Chatsworth in the UK.

Zadok Ben-David has exhibited widely internationally and across Asia.  He made his debut in Singapore as early as 1999 at the Earl Lu Gallery, then again in 2003 in a group show at the Singapore Museum of Art. His work was also featured at the Singapore Biennale in 2008.  In 2007, he had his largest solo exhibition to date at the Guangdong Art Museum in China and was commissioned to create a landmark sculpture for the Beijing Olympics the subsequent year. Ben-David has created 12 new specially commissioned pieces for the exhibition in Singapore Botanic Gardens, featuring themes from his most powerful sculpture series.

Singapore is a natural choice for the new initiative. The city serves as an important artistic hub for clients in SE Asia; buyers have an instinctive empathy for Western art, and for monumental sculptures in particular. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is an irresistible setting, and the perfect backdrop to Zadok Ben-David’s work.