An Andy Warhol Mao goes under the hammer at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction of modern and contemporary art on Sunday. The work sold for less than expected. Photo: Sotheby's

A Mao by Warhol sells for below estimate at Hong Kong auction, casting doubt on Asian appetites for Western contemporary art

Sotheby’s sells 1973 portrait of Chinese leader for hammer price HK$4 million under low estimate in Hong Kong, and a Keith Haring fails to sell

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An Andy Warhol Mao goes under the hammer at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction of modern and contemporary art on Sunday. The work sold for less than expected. Photo: Sotheby's
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.