The HK$86 million a buyer paid for Mao (1973), by Andy Warhol, was either a great result or reflected poor judgment in putting it up for sale in a Chinese city, depending who you listen to. Picture: Sotheby’s The HK$86 million a buyer paid for Mao (1973), by Andy Warhol, was either a great result or reflected poor judgment in putting it up for sale in a Chinese city, depending who you listen to. Picture: Sotheby’s
The HK$86 million a buyer paid for Mao (1973), by Andy Warhol, was either a great result or reflected poor judgment in putting it up for sale in a Chinese city, depending who you listen to. Picture: Sotheby’s
Enid Tsui
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The Collector by Enid Tsui

Hong Kong spring auctions turnover flat despite some big-ticket action, more interest from China and fewer lots left unsold

Warhol’s underperforming Mao aside, auction houses say the appetite of regional collectors remains strong, but even the sale of Pink Star diamond and a Ming bowl couldn’t lift sales total much above last year’s

The HK$86 million a buyer paid for Mao (1973), by Andy Warhol, was either a great result or reflected poor judgment in putting it up for sale in a Chinese city, depending who you listen to. Picture: Sotheby’s The HK$86 million a buyer paid for Mao (1973), by Andy Warhol, was either a great result or reflected poor judgment in putting it up for sale in a Chinese city, depending who you listen to. Picture: Sotheby’s
The HK$86 million a buyer paid for Mao (1973), by Andy Warhol, was either a great result or reflected poor judgment in putting it up for sale in a Chinese city, depending who you listen to. Picture: Sotheby’s
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the Post as senior culture writer in 2015 after a long career as a business and politics journalist at the Financial Times, the Nikkei Asian Review, RTHK Radio 3, and the Economist Group in Hong Kong and in London. She returned as the Post's art editor in 2020 after taking a year off to pursue a Master's degree in art history.