Modern & Contemporary Sales Surprise to Upside in Hong Kong; Christie's Went to Chicago to Bring Kerry James Marshall to Market
Hong Kong's Harbor exploded with fireworks on Monday to celebrate National Day, the pyrotechnics could have easily been in recognition of Sotheby's sales of Modern and Contemporary art over the weekend.
Over a series of five sales on Sunday and Monday in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s generated $232.5m in sales for Modern and Contemporary art. The five sales were a mix of Asian, Southeast Asian and European art demonstrating the broad appetite for global art in the region. The results are punctuated by a number of lots bid well over their high estimates.
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