An employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. The rare painting of Christ sold for a record US$450 million last year. Photo: AP

China rises to No. 2 art market as billionaires more than double in 2017, closely watched report says

Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report finds China accounted for 21 per cent of US$63 billion global art sales last year in a market dominated by world’s super-wealthy; Asia ex-China’s market share forecast to rise as its wealth grows

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An employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. The rare painting of Christ sold for a record US$450 million last year. Photo: AP
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