There were worries about the aftermath of the earthquake (down) putting a damper on Christie’s Asian Contemporary art sale in Hong Kong this evening. They need not have worried. Zeng Fanzhi set a record of $9.4 million for a very large Diptych from his mask series (it was estimated in the $3.2 million range.) This is the highest price paid at auction for a work of Asian art. Already complaints are emerging about the unwarranted use of Tiananmen imagery as a way to attract Western buyers. More results when they come in.