AFP reports that Poly Auction has made a massive $144m sale of 12 Landscapes created by Qi Baishi, the Chinese classical artist who is among the world’s most highly valued artists:
A set of ink-brush paintings by Chinese artist Qi Baishi has sold for USD 144 million, breaking all records for Chinese paintings, a Beijing auction house said today. The group of 12 panels painted in 1925 were sold at auction on Sunday night for 931.5 million yuan, Beijing Poly International Auction said in a statement. The self-taught painter (1864-1957) became the first Chinese artist to surpass the $100 million mark for one piece, the auction house said.
Chinese ink-brush artwork sells for record $144 mn(The New Indian Express)