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The tapestry. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

The tapestry.

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“Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian purchased a Tibetan tapestry for HK$348 million ($45 million) at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong today, breaking the record for the most expensive Chinese work of art he set in April.” [Bloomberg]

Fernando Botero’s bronze sculpture Adam and Eve set a new auction record for the artist when it sold for $2.5 million at Christie’s on Monday. [Associated Press]

St. Louis museums temporarily close after the Michael Brown verdict in Ferguson. [Hyperallergic]

Here’s an interview with the redoubtable avant-garde composer Pauline Oliveros. [East Bay Express]

Hugo Boss prize winner Paul Chan discusses his break from making art: ” At a certain time, you realize you need to get out of the circus. And maybe you run out of ideas. At a certain point I realized I had no more ideas I was interested in making something out of, so I realized maybe this is time to stop.” [The Wall Street Journal]

David Hockney discusses his iPad paintings at Pace Gallery in Chelsea: “Reflecting on his 53-year career, he said he realizes that… he may best be remembered for his early paintings of jet-setters and swimming pools from the 1960s and 1970s. ‘I’m aware of that, but I don’t really care,’ Mr. Hockney said. ‘What I’m doing now seems legitimate.'” [The Wall Street Journal]

Here’s a profile of the writer Sarah Thornton, whose new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts is out now. [The Washington Post]

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