Malaysia’s art industry is on the rise, thanks to a growing interest from Malaysians and an increasing awareness of art as an asset. However, art collection remains confined to a select few, and transactions were mainly done through dealers, galleries and privately between collectors, and auctions are few and far between.
This was where Henry Butcher Malaysia saw an opportunity - an avenue for transparent transactions of art pieces for galleries, collectors and investors. In 2009, Henry Butcher Malaysia, leveraging on its experience in asset auctioning, from real estate to plant & machinery, established Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, offering artwork appraisal & consultancy and private selling of artworks, and aspiring to be the professional art auction house of choice in Malaysia.
To encourage art collecting and investment in Malaysia.
To establish an open and transparent platform for transaction of artworks in Malaysia and a reference point for prices of artworks in Malaysia.
To provide a benchmark for prices of Malaysian artworks.
To support Malaysian artists and promote Malaysian art.
Curating, assessment and auction of collectibles eg. Peranakan porcelainware, jewellery, embroidery and beadwork.
To work closely with all parties in the Malaysian Art community to foster healthy and sustainable growth of local art market and have since 2013 expanded to regional art markets in Southeast Asia.