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  2. Previewing Poly Auction

    This Spring, Poly Auction Hong Kong will bring forward an artistic feast of Chinese Art, from the classical paintings and Calligraphy to the Modern and Contemporary masterpieces.

    Among the masterworks is Zeng Fanzhi's Mask Series, created in the transitional year of 2000, when the artist’s aesthetic focus changed from mere narratives to exploring emotions. Also a starring in the sale is Sanyu’s Prunus Branches in a Green Landscape, returning to the auction room after spending fifty years in private collections. We would be remiss not to mention Peony, which demonstrates Zhang Daqian’s mature style of “slashed-ink-and-color,” as well asthe lines and colors of Wu Guanzhong’s Snowscape in Beijing, an amalgamation of Chinese and western techniques. Last but not least, don’t miss the historic handscroll The Little Red Chamber, painted by Xu Xiang and inscribed by 80 scholars, which shows the literati affiliation in the early Qing dynasty (1644-1911).

    Other highlights of the season include a group of important contemporary ink artists such as Li JinXu Lei, and Hao Liang. The sales will go under hammer on the 6th and 7th of April, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Grand Ballroom.

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  3. Top 10 Most Expensive Artworks

    Totaling $339.3 million, take a look at the top 10 most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in February.

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  4. From this spectacular $39 Million diamond to a Shakyamuni Buddha: the top 10 decorative art lots of 2013.

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  5. The most sought-after items in Decorative Art auctions seem to be jewelry and rare objects of Asian and Persian origin. From the $83,351,534 Pink Star diamond (pictured) to a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, have a look at the top 10 decorative art lots of 2013. 

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  6. In 2013, the global Fine Art market increased 5% by value sold from the previous year, earning over US$14.4 billion. Take a look at our review of 2013. 

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  7. Norman Rockwell’s ‘Saying Grace’ headlines the top 10 most expensive works of art sold at international auctions in December. 

    Here’s a look at the top 10

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  8. Record-Breaking November

    Following an extraordinarily strong May auction season, led by Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Sale, much of the art world was left wondering how the historically successful November sales would pan out. From the start, expectations were high as both Christie’s and Sotheby’s announced the consignment of a number of blockbuster works: more than 30 pieces of Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary Art individually yielded preliminary estimates of over US$10 million. These works soon became the foundation for one the most exciting and successful auction months of all time

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  9. The Top 10

    We discovered the top 10 most expensive works of fine art sold at auction around the world in November. Leading the list is Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ which was sold for a record-breaking $142 Million at Christie’s New York. 

    In total, the top 10 artworks are worth $596.9 million - check out the entire list. 

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  10. Auctions in Asia

    Art worth over $500 million was auctioned off in New York last week, setting several astounding records. With the international art-loving crowd hitting the Chinese auction scene this week, the question on everyone’s mind is: Who will emerge as the star of the fall auction season in China? 

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  11. Sotheby’s Warhol Record 

    A day after Christie’s sold a Francis Bacon for a record-setting $142.4 million, rival Sotheby’s countered by setting an auction record for an Andy Warhowork. The Pop Art legend’s monumental "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" sold to an unidentified telephone bidder for $105.4 million, well over its $60 million estimate. Silver Car Crash has previously been owned by collectors such as Charles Saatchi, Thomas Ammann, and German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs.

    The price surpassed Warhol’s previous $71.7 million record set in 2007 for a smaller "Green Car Crash."

    "Global participation was evident throughout the sale," said Alex Rotter, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art in New York. "When the quality is there, multiple people from different cultural backgrounds are going for it, because it’s outstanding."

    Over the past 2 nights, the postwar and contemporary art evening auctions totaled almost $1.1 billion.

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  12. Sotheby’s, Tonight

    After last night’s record-breaking auction at Christie’s, where over $500 Million worth of art was sold, let’s see how Sotheby’s highly anticipated Contemporary Art Evening Auction compares tonight. 

    Headlining the sale is Willem de Kooning’s "Untitled V," which is estimated to fetch between $35-45 million. It is closely followed by stars such as Warhol’s “Liz #1” and Gerhard Richter’s A.B. Courbet.”

    Preview Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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  13. The Top 10

    The top 10 most expensive works of fine art auctioned in October sold for a total of over $94.2 million. Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi’s 'The Last Supper' (pictured) claims the top spot, having been sold for US$ 23,269,069 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. 

    Take a look at the top 10. 

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  14. A Season for Auctions

    With over $2 Billion worth of art going under the hammer in the next few days, take a sneak peek at what’s on offer at Sotheby’s extravagant Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale. 

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  15. The Top 10

    We uncovered the top 10 most expensive works of fine art sold at auction around the world in September. 

    Take a look. 

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  16. The Top 10

    Hot summer days couldn’t deter art lovers from pursuing their passion. 

    Between city-summers and beach days, art lovers managed to spend a little time at auction. Check out the top 10 most expensive artworks sold in August. 

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