Author Archives: Raj Rangarajan


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Vibrant Bidding at Christie’s Hong Kong Sales

Fine art accounted for more than HK$1.4 billion ($181 million) of the overall HK$2.7 billion ($351.7 million) total achieved at the recent Christie’s Hong Kong auctions, including six day and evening sales. Read More


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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sales Reap Rewards of Regional Buying

Sotheby’s Hong Kong spring sale series, held April 2–4, totaled HK$2.4 billion ($316 million), compared with a total last spring of HK$2.6 billion ($337 million). Read More


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Chinese Buyers Compete For Top Works at Hong Kong Sales

Christie’s Hong Kong autumn sales (Nov. 25–30) realized a combined total of HK$2.85 billion ($366 million) across 12 sales of paintings, wine, jewelry, watches and works of art. Read More


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Sotheby’s: Indian Contemporary Art Sale Fizzles; Welch Sale Sizzles

Sotheby’s modern and contemporary South Asian art sale, on May 31 in London, met with lackluster interest from buyers. Read More


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Asian Art Continues to Surge at Christie’s Hong Kong

Christie’s spring sales of Asian art in Hong Kong, including paintings, ceramics and works of art, as well as watches and jewelry, held May 28–June 1, realized a total of HK$3.9 billion ($496 million), a much higher figure than last year’s total of HK$2.3 billion ($294 million). Read More


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Hong Kong Sales Point to Soaring Asian Art Market…Again

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring sale series totaled HK$3.49 billion ($447 million), up considerably from last year’s total of HK$2 billion ($256.2 million). Read More


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Uptick in Asian Art Auctions As Market Rebound Continues

The latest Asia Week art auctions (March 22–25) were upbeat, and overall sale volume continued to bounce back from levels seen during the market downturn. Read More


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Volume Soars at Christie’s Hong Kong Auctions

Fall sales of Asian contemporary art and Chinese 20th-century art in evening and day sales at Christie’s Hong Kong Nov. 27–30 brought in a total of HK$512.4 million ($65.9 million), up considerably from the HK$389.3 million ($50.2 million) total reported last fall. Read More


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Vibrancy Returns to Autumn Asian Art Auctions

The fall Asian art sales in New York, held Sept. 14–17, realized $98.4 million, with Christie’s contributing $70.75 million while Sotheby’s total was $27.65 million. Read More


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Tagore Paintings Top $2 Million At South Asian Art Sale

Sotheby’s sale of South Asian art in London on June 15 realized a total of £5.5 million ($8.1 million), with 12 paintings by Rabin­dranath Tagore (1861–1941) selling for £1.6 million ($2.36 million)—a remarkable event considering that the artist is known more for his literature than his art. Read More


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Upbeat Results at Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions

The spring series of auctions at Christie’s in Hong Kong May 28–June 2 took in a total of HK$2.3 billion ($294 million). Read More


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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Sales Hit Record $256 Million

Sotheby’s spring series of auctions in Hong Kong April 3–8 took in a record total of HK$2 billion ($256.2 million), much higher than last year’s total of HK$317.33 million ($40.6 million). Read More


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Sales Pick Up at Fall Hong Kong Auctions

Christie’s fall sales of Asian contemporary art and Chinese 20th-century art in Hong Kong on Nov. 29–30 totaled HK$389.3 million ($50.2 million), a 48 percent increase over last fall’s total of HK$262.2 million ($33.8 million). Read More


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Hong Kong Spring Sales Show Unexpected Strength

The strength of demand at Christie’s spring sales in Hong Kong surprised market observers and Christie’s experts alike, particularly in light of the recent weakness in the broader art market. Read More