A Hermès So Black series handbag of the same design as one that sold for a world record price for the series at auction in Hong Kong this week. Photo: Hermès

Hermès Birkin sells for world record US$208,000 in Hong Kong – yet it wasn’t the priciest handbag at auction

  • The handbag, from the label’s So Black collection, beat the previous record for a So Black Birkin, set in Hong Kong last year; bidders were from 20 countries
  • The most expensive handbag sold at the Christie’s auction this week was another Hermès Birkin, a matt white crocodile skin Himalaya
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A Hermès So Black series handbag of the same design as one that sold for a world record price for the series at auction in Hong Kong this week. Photo: Hermès
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US artist Jeff Koons with his work ‘Rabbit’, which sold this week at auction in New York for a record US$91 million. Photo: EPA

Five most valuable works by living artists after Jeff Koons US$91m sculpture sets new auction record

  • American artist’s ‘Rabbit’, a stainless steel figure measuring just over a metre tall, was sold at Christie’s in New York this week, smashing auction estimates
  • Sale broke record set by David Hockney work just six months ago; another Koons work, Balloon Dog (Orange), is the third most valuable work by a living artist
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US artist Jeff Koons with his work ‘Rabbit’, which sold this week at auction in New York for a record US$91 million. Photo: EPA
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