On the evening of the second day of the New Year festival of 1112, an extraordinary sight was seen in the Chinese city of Kaifeng.
Sotheby’s first commercial auction in mainland China raised $37 million and set a record for Chinese- French artist Zao Wou-Ki in Beijing yesterday.
Sotheby’s is bringing works by Picasso, Rembrandt and Zao Wou-Ki to Beijing where it will hold its first mainland commercial auction on Dec. 1.
Bottles of Romanee-Conti 1999, a Zeng Fanzhi painting and a rare 1932 Leica camera are leading lots in a six-day marathon in Hong Kong by six auction houses.
Twelve bottles of Romanee-Conti sold for HK$3.675 million ($474,000), leading records set at auctions by Christie’s International Plc in Hong Kong that raised HK$1.35 billion after three days.
Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, sister of Qatar’s Emir and chairwoman of the Qatar Museums Authority, tops ArtReview’s 2013 ranking of the art world’s 100 most influential figures, the Power 100, published today.
A gemstone sold for HK$238.68 million ($30.8 million) in Hong Kong, the most paid for a white diamond at auction, as more records tumbled at Sotheby’s.
Shanghai’s Power Station of Art, housed in a former electricity plant on the waterfront, is meant to be the city’s answer to London’s Tate Modern.
A growing number of collectors from China and elsewhere in Asia helped Sotheby’s raise HK$4.2 billion ($540 million), which it said was a record for a series of auctions held in Hong Kong.