Detail from French Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki's work 14.12.59, which sold for HK$176.7 million at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong on May 26. Photo: Christie's/Zao Wou-Ki

Auction house seeks IPO as art sale boom swells Hong Kong spring auction takings

Two Zao Wou-Ki works sell for nearly US$32 million in Hong Kong spring sales, helping auctioneers Christie’s and Phillips to record takings; Tokyo Chuo Auction, a newish player, hopes Hong Kong investors will fund its expansion

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Detail from French Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki's work 14.12.59, which sold for HK$176.7 million at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong on May 26. Photo: Christie's/Zao Wou-Ki
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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.