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New York - Christie’s concluded its Fall Asian Art Week with a combined total of $43,480,025 (£26,522,815/€33,914,420/HK$336,970,194) achieved over four days of six sales, September 16-19.

Jonathan Stone, Chairman, Asian Art, said: “The results of September New York Asia Week demonstrate the market’s appetite for top-quality works of art with strong provenance.  The continuing international demand for Chinese art was underscored by good sale through rates across all media and epochs.  We now look forward to the Asia+ / First Open sale of international contemporary art, the sale of Important Chinese Snuff Bottles and the Pavilion Sale of Chinese works of art in Hong Kong on October 5th and 7th.”

 William Robinson, International Head of World Art, commented: “The sales of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art and of Indian and Southeast Asian Art achieved their highest sold percentage by lot for a number of years, indicating an increased buyer confidence across all sectors of the market.  It was exciting to see known buyers in the classical sale expanding their interests into categories that had not been of interest to them before.  The modern and contemporary sale was notable in that all the top 10 lots were acquired by private buyers, either for institutions or for their own homes.”

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