Christie’s held its seventh year of Shanghai sales on 21 September achieving a combined total of RMB 148,304,400. The very strong results, in addition to those realised during New York Asian Art Week, underscore the confidence in the market. The series of three sales, curated in collaboration with our international specialists, feature a broad mix of Chinese and Western works and collectibles, attaining a remarkable 96% combined sell-through rate.
Voie Lactée – 09.11.1956 by Zao Wou-Ki became the most expensive work of art to be sold in Christie’s Shanghai when it realised RMB 56,400,000 in the evening sale, which saw an outstanding 97% sell-through rate.
Our second sale dedicated exclusively to Moutai was also enthusiastically received, realising a total of RMB 14,784,000 with 96% sold by lot. The top lot of the sale was 12 bottles of FeiTian MAOTAI 1977, which sold for RMB 960,000.
FIRST OPEN | Shanghai: Living with Art returned for another successful season, achieving RMB 9,404,400 and a sell-through rate of 96%. The top lot of the sale was NO REPLY by KAWS which sold for RMB 864,000.
Six artists were presented at auction in Shanghai for the first time and were 100% sold, demonstrating that the Shanghai saleroom has further established itself as a truly international platform.
About the lot
A closer look at the life and friendships of the Paris-based Chinese artist who bridged the divide between East and West
The life and work of the Russian artist who was born Moyshe Segal and became one of the key figures of 20th-century art
As Yoshitomo Nara’s Dead of Night comes to auction in London, we examine how the artist’s work blends new and old ideas of Japanese identity
The Peninsula Hotel Shanghai
Exceptional sale, Paris
Cecille Xichu Wang
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The Shanghai Autumn Auctions launches with an evening themed around Starlight. Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki's masterwork Voie Lactée – 09.11.1956, the curated event is packed with dynamic performances, innovative exhibitions and exciting talks. Join us for an experience that promises to be out of this world.
Christie's Shanghai Art Space
No.97 Yuanmingyuan Road
The Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai
No. 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Date & Time:
Thursday, 19 September, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
The Art of High Jewellery: Royal and Historic Jewels
Christie’s is delighted to host our second art symposium in Shanghai, where Geneva-based jewellery historian Vanessa Cron and Christie’s jewellery specialist Caroline Liang will guide you through the legendary gems that adorned the kings and queens of Europe. We shall also discuss the international market and collecting trends of high jewellery.
Venue: Christie’s Shanghai Art Space
Date & Time: 20th September