• Wed
  • Jul 30, 2014
  • Updated: 10:08am


London auction houses hope more collectors defy the economy

Auctioneers are pinning their hopes on "uber-collectors" to help London's summer art sales top last year's US$1 billion total when the series kicks off later this month.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:10pm


There was plenty of drama at Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on Tuesday, which raked in just over HK$640.5 million from about 290 lots including signed pieces from Cartier, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels.

3 Jun 2013 - 9:57am

Auctions speak louder

The art market seems to be recovering its allure after a year in which no amount of wooing was able to rekindle the fervour of buyers. Sotheby's early April six-day sale indicated that the market had hit bottom last year.

8 May 2013 - 12:04pm