Glance through Lau’s Instagram page (@yylau.jpg) and it’d be hard to ignore her chic OOTDs – the polished 31-year-old dressed up in a mostly monochromatic wardrobe made up of the likes of Saint Laurent, (old) Celine, Dries van Noten and Prada.
Equally hard to miss: the art. Like serious, blue-chip, major art. A picture of the gigantic Aomori Dog by Yoshimoto Nara at the Aomori Museum of Art. Han Sai Por’s monumental Black Forest at the Singapore Art Museum. The works of Lucio Fontana, Rene Magritte, Ai Weiwei, Pinaree Sanpitak – you get the drift.
Lau, you see, is a specialist in South-east Asian art at Christie’s. Dropping out of law school to major in art history, she’s also surprisingly low-key for someone who integrates a love for art and fashion so seamlessly. While her Instagram account is personal, she admits that social media is a helpful tool for encouraging people to visit exhibitions as well as demystifying the industry.
Here, she gives the low-down on the often-opaque world of art auctions and what exactly she does as an art specialist.
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