Everyone’s talking about Zhang Daqian eclipsing Picasso in sales even though it happened two years ago in 2011. Al-Jazeera has a report (above, click to view on You Tube) followed by a debate.
The Wall Street Journal covers the success in Hong Kong over the weekend at Christie’s:
Titled “Lotus,” the four large paper scrolls – each more than five feet high and 2.5 feet wide – depict lotus flowers in various state of bloom. Completed in 1947, the work was estimated to achieve $1.9 million, but brisk bidding in the room pushed the price far above that figure before going to an Asian private buyer.
And Sotheby’s has put out a release about their $42m special sale of his work. Here’s the top ten from Sotheby’s, all selling well above the estimates: