Christie’s auction sale of Wood And Rock, a painting by Song dynasty poet and artist Su Shi, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Photo: Sam Tsang

Song dynasty painting fails to break Chinese record as Asian art market cools

  • Wood and Rock, painted by Su Shi in the 11th century, sold for US$59.2 million but fell short of the existing record, held by its contemporary, Huang Tingjian’s Dizhuming
  • Political and economic uncertainty, and elections in Taiwan, contributed to a stalled market
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Christie’s auction sale of Wood And Rock, a painting by Song dynasty poet and artist Su Shi, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Photo: Sam Tsang
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