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Going, Going, Gone

Hongkongers love the expensive things in life, says Patti Wong, chairwoman of Sotheby's China and Southeast Asia. But for her, the ultimate luxury doesn't have a price.

Friday, 5 January, 2007, 12:00am

Mean streets

'Hey newspaperman, I'm calling 'bout that thing we spoke 'bout earlier,' rasps a broad New Jersey accent that's one part Robert de Niro, three parts Tony Soprano and 100 per cent Joey Baloney. 'Don't be oyly, don't be late; don't tell nobody about this. And if you've written any of this down, newspaperman, you'd better make sure you eat da paper it's written on.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Bean there, done that

Manhattan may be an island, but it doesn't lack diversity. And for anyone with time on their hands, a day of cafe hopping can reveal much of its texture.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Manhattan beach party

The city's waterfront has long been a standard scene in police stories, with bodies being hauled out of murky water. But, in the latest sign of the changing times around here, it looks as if the producers of such fare might have to change their scripts. Instead, bodies may be discovered on a pristine-looking beach - which doesn't sound quite right, does it?

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

HK gets a glimpse of rare Shakespeare folio

Printed in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death, the folio pictured above contains 36 plays, including the first editions of 18, among them Macbeth and Twelfth Night.

John Heminges and Hendry Condell, who had performed alongside Shakespeare, produced 750 copies of the folio, but only 228 remain fully intact.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Bridging cultural divides

Publication promotes understanding and appreciation among collectors and fans

SINCE 1971, galleries, dealers, museums, collectors and students have relied on arts and antiques magazine Arts of Asia as a reference tool. With in-depth articles, stunning images and the latest auction saleroom news, it has built a strong reputation both locally and overseas.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Rivals hammer out who's top dog in Asia

The desire to control the Southeast Asian contemporary art market has stirred centuries of tension between Christie's and Sotheby's, with each accusing the other of being 'low quality'.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Green in the oddest places

You're more likely to associate this city with greenbacks than greenery. But, in the metropolis with the highest density of skyscrapers and population in the United States, the grass, trees and flowers suddenly seem to be getting as many opportunities to thrive as the people.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Residential prices going high-rise in Manhattan

A bumper season on Wall Street helped push the average unit value to US$1.25m, despite a whopping 59pc rise in the number of vacancies

The United States property market may be softening, but in Manhattan home prices are rising.

12 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Would you pay $28m for this painting?

To the untutored eye, the painting looks like the work of a child - something a proud parent might post on the refrigerator door. But to one collector, Chang Yu's Pink Lotus is worth more than a 3,000 sq ft flat in Kowloon Tong.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sotheby's 2006 Spring Auction Exhibition

HK Convention and Exhibition Centre

Today to Sunday

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

On guard?

On Thursday night, I heard New York's mayor, police chief and a top FBI official say that there could be a terrorist attack on the city's subway at any time and that security had been stepped up. TV journalists, surrounded by crowds as they broadcast live from Times Square, talked of bombs that could be concealed in bags and baby strollers.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Wealth of fine art up for auction

Auction house Sotheby's is placing 200 fine Chinese paintings under the hammer this month.

The paintings from scores of China's top artists are expected to fetch up to $85 million when they go on sale at the Island Shangri-La hotel on October 24. The public will have an opportunity to view the artwork at Sotheby's offices at One Pacific Place in Admiralty from October 21-23.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Spectacular town houses capture city's imagination

The New York luxury market is certainly serving up some eye candy in terms of design.

David Childs' Time Warner Centre may have added a new set of twin towers to the skyline around Midtown Manhattan, but one project that has really caught the imagination is by Santiago Calatrava - who also designed the permanent transit hub at the World Trade Centre site.

28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Fine art of sale draws on sports tactics

Christie's chief executive employs management techniques based on leadership lessons learned from the rugby pitch

DONE WELL, the selling of art begins to take on an aesthetic of its own. But the necessary skills aren't always found in the obvious places. James Christie, who lent his name to the auction house he founded in 1766, was a former naval officer.

11 Jul 2005 - 12:00am