Steven Murphy, former chairman of Christie's, sees the US west coast as the place for the next boom in art sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Move over Asia, next art market boom will be on US west coast, says ex-Christie’s CEO who launched its China auctions

Steven Murphy points to Silicon Valley titans’ developing taste for art and, in the week Christie’s opens in Beverly Hills, predicts market there will take off once enough art businesses see it as integral to their performance

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Steven Murphy, former chairman of Christie's, sees the US west coast as the place for the next boom in art sales. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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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.