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  1. Sotheby's sues mainlander for failing to pay for art

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Sotheby's is suing a mainland man for more than HK$27 million over Chinese paintings and scrolls that it says he bought in an April auction in Hong Kong but never paid for. Sotheby's Hong Kong filed a claim at the High Court against Zhang Bo, of Jinshui district, Henan province, on Saturday. The auction house says that during the April ...

  2. Artistic Impressions

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Modern in Britain- might appear at the opening of Sotheby's new gallery space at Pacific Place. Christie's, which will hold its spring auctions at the end of May, will showcase works ... the region. There were auctions- Sotheby's held its first sale here in 1973 and Christie's in 1986- and sporadic art fairs, but the focus was mainly on antiquities and works of art (vases, ...

  3. Western art dealers' bet on China market pays off

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at a major art fair and auction last week. The big gainers were Western dealers hoping to further establish themselves in Asia, especially in the vibrant China market. Western fine art and antique ... and antiques and said they wanted to return to the fair next year. Contemporary art also suffered at last week's Sotheby's Hong Kong autumn auction of Asian art, antiques, jewels, watches ...

  4. Art for arts hub too dear at any price

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Soaring prices for contemporary artworks are also making it tough to build the arts hub's own collection. SCMP, Oct 10 I went to an art auction once. It was aboard ... by the grand staircase in the reception lobby, the audience was salted with a few cruise line employees to encourage (so to speak) the bidding and then the plummy-voiced auctioneer took his place ...

  5. Asian thirst fuels HK wine boom

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... effect on high-end wine sales in the city. Over the weekend, Sotheby's wine auction sold 95 per cent of all lots and achieved sales of HK$99.1 million, 14.6 per cent more than the estimate ... position as a wine auction hub was well established, with higher bids than in London and New York, two other major wine auction centres. In the first half of this year Sotheby's has held four ...

  6. Treasure worth HK$2.7b for sale

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and a mesmerising exhibition of all the items on offer will be held at Hall 3 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre's New Wing, from tomorrow until Thursday next week. The venerable auction ... collection,' says Evelyn Lin, Sotheby's head of contemporary Asian art. 'This will be the last auction from the collection and, therefore, the last opportunity to acquire a piece ...

  7. China bids on art revolution

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be reckoned with in the fine art market. 'The Qianlong emperor in the 18th century embraced Western science, architecture and aesthetics,' said Chow, deputy chairman of auction house ... Britain as the world's second-largest art market behind the United States, which makes up 34 per cent of world art sales. Sales from Chinese auctions and galleries contributed Euro9.8 billion ...

  8. Asian grapevine

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeannie Cho Lee From the flood of press releases that have crossed my desk so far, it seems likely that wine auction sales in Hong Kong will be setting records this year. Thankfully, we have a respite from the frenzy of the pounding gravel during the summer months, so it's time to reflect on our spur-of-the-moment purchases. To prepare us for the action-packed auction ...

  9. Sotheby's seeks HK$50m over failed bid

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng A Hong Kong man who bid HK$136.6 million for 24 lots of artworks in Sotheby's record-breaking spring auction last month has allegedly failed to stump up the cash. ... Road. It is claiming HK$34 million for the three outstanding lots and HK$15.7 million in premiums for the terminated lots. Kwok attended the auction with his son and a business colleague Jacob ...

  10. Chinese painting fetches record HK$79.06m

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a Sotheby's Hong Kong auction last night. The triptych, which was exhibited in the China Avant-Garde Exhibition in 1989, had been expected to fetch between HK$25 million and HK$30 million. ... demonstrating the increasing appeal of Burgundy in Asia, said the auction house. The Ultimate Cellar sale together with another wine sale earlier last week- The Classic Cellar from A Great American ...




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