Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci, displayed at Christie’s in Central in October. More than one Asian buyer bid for the painting. Photo: Felix Wong

Asian collectors buying more Western art and setting sights higher as concerns over fakes rise and tastes diversify

The Hong Kong-based collector who spent US$81.3 million on a Van Gogh last year highlights a growing trend away from items of Asian origin for the continent’s collectors, while more first-time buyers are spending bigger money

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Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci, displayed at Christie’s in Central in October. More than one Asian buyer bid for the painting. Photo: Felix Wong
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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.