30 May '13, 1pm
Christie's #HongKong spring sales achieve HK $3.2 billion/US $418 million. Full results:
“After six intensive days of exhibitions and auctions, the high percentage sold and strong results confirmed the breadth and depth of Asian art, jewellery, watches as well as wine. With robust participation from Chinese buyers, we welcomed collectors who experienced and appreciated the diverse range of art. From a US$11 million diamond to a US$6.7 million Zhou Chen (1450-1535) and a US$5.8 million Sanyu (1901-1986), bidders continued to compete for high-quality works, especially those from private collections. The resurgence of interest was tangible all week and Hong Kong is now firmly established as a leading art center and a front runner with its big brothers in London and New York,” said, François Curiel, President of Christie’s Asia.