Pat Lei, collector & arty restaurateur
Your first souvenir about art?
My first souvenir about art is a print of Takashi Murakami. I got it from a friend as a birthday gift.
The masterpiece you would like to have in your collection?
I like George Condo a lot and would love to collect one of his work.
Your first acquisition?
My first acquisition is a paper work from Mr.
Your last acquisition?
Recently, I added to my collection a work of Izumi Kato and another one by Chen Ke from Christies auction. I look forward to receiving them!
Is there a common thread that unites the artworks of your collection?
I like different style of arts. From Japan cosmic art style to Rococo art style. I believe in the first impression of a artwork.
TOP 3 favorite known artists?
George Condo, Particle Pick Up, 1996
Mr., Street-Corner Oasis, 2018
Ayako Rokkaku, Untitled, 2019
TOP 3 emerging artists?
Your criteria of choice?
Choose the one you like and don’t think to use art as a tool to earn money. This is just an extra bonus.
Any advice for neophyte collectors?
Be concerned for quality, not quantity. Try to buy original artwork and have a masterpiece in the collection.
The next artistic event not to be missed?
Chen Wei Ting's solo show at GR gallery
The Instagram account that inspires you?
What does MyStudiolo bring you?
I love the instagram account and the blog to see other private collections.
Here is a glimpse of Pat's collection
And check out his arty restaurant Sizzz in Macao
Instagram : @xxdragohebeoo