Shrugging off international competition, the mainland's art auction houses are busy preparing for their spring auction season, hopeful that collectors will start buying again after the market fell heavily.Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 5:03am
An anonymous Asian gourmet has paid US$36,750 at a New York auction to have dinner for four with top chef Ferran Adria.29 Apr 2013 - 4:29am
Shanghai is threatening to steal a march on Hong Kong's art market by allowing a leading global auction house to conduct its business there.10 Apr 2013 - 8:52am
A ruby-ground falangcai bowl sold for HK$74 million at a Sotheby's auction yesterday, setting a world record for porcelain made in the reign of Emperor Kangxi during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).9 Apr 2013 - 8:04am
After the high values achieved in recent New York Asian art auctions, the art world’s eyes focus to Sotheby’s Hong Kong, with Chinese selling art, jewellery and wine this week.2 Apr 2013 - 9:45am
Hongkongers who missed a chance to dine at one of the world's greatest restaurants will be offered the next best thing when Sotheby's Hong Kong auctions off a meal with El Bulli star chef Ferran Adrià next month.11 Mar 2013 - 8:43am
Hong Kong is set to top wine auction sales again this year - a global crown it earned thanks to the reduction of the excise duty to zero in 2008. By the end of last month, the city had held 21 major events, raising a combined US$130.3 million this year.6 Dec 2012 - 10:37am 2 comments
Sotheby’s sold HK$2 billion worth of Asian and Chinese artwork and luxury goods in its autumn sales in Hong Kong on Tuesday, a 37 per cent decline from the same period last year as the market consolidates on a weaker China economy.
The tally was also some 18 per cent less than the HK$2.4 billion Sotheby’s sold in its Hong Kong spring sales.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Hong Kong's status as an art auction powerhouse was underlined yesterday with record prices and frantic bidding at two sales.
In its debut sale in the city, China Guardian, a major mainland auction house, performed beyond expectations, reaping HK$354 million, which was almost three times the predicted HK$120 million.8 Oct 2012 - 4:44am
A Taiwanese Buddhist nun has filed a writ against Sotheby's claiming ownership of a painting due to be auctioned tomorrow.7 Oct 2012 - 3:49am
Hang Seng scion sues Sotheby's for HK$8.9m
The son of the late Hang Seng Bank founder is suing auction house Sotheby's for more than HK$8.9 million in proceeds from the sales of antiques.7 Oct 2012 - 3:49am 1 comment
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Legco quizzes Fanny Law on C.Y.'s restructuring9 May 2012 - 12:00am
No luxury home is complete without the family's favourite artworks. But buying a painting is not just about appreciation, it also has the potential to be a lucrative investment.27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The city's auction houses risk becoming a prime target for money laundering gangs, experts warn, as sales reach record levels.
With the spring auction season well under way in Hong Kong, one academic says the city's security in this regard is still far behind other markets, such as Britain, where auction houses are explicitly obligated to report suspicious transactions.22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
People's preferences when it comes to buying works of art may defy explanation, but having too much money is among the more convincing when it comes to understanding the rationale for some of these purchases.7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am