Kenny Schachter isn’t the only one captivated by Christie’s Xin Li. But he’s the only one to have written about her:
Hailing from the Asian office and stretched longer than a thin sheet of taffy was the inimitable former supermodel Xin Li. The ravishing, dark-haired beauty could be cast as a Bond girl, a Bond villain and Bond himself at the same time in the same movie and save a fortune for the producers in the process.
How can anyone read fiction, once you’ve witnessed Xin somehow handle four phones, with what appear to be only two hands? The auctioneer addressed her on just about every lot: “Xin, you are in?” Her name happens to rhyme with “in.” No one seemed able to resist her, to the tune of $215 million in sales. […]
One prestigious, high-profile young gallerist I visited, rather than celebrating that a sale was filled with some of his stuff, blurted out: “Did you see Xin, did you see her? I am in love with Xin.” Not too sure how much she (or that dealer) knows about art, but she’s become an instant artistic sensation.
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