"Sophistication and solidity were the themes of the 5-day week of sales in May at Christie’s Hong Kong, which totalled more than HK$2.7 billion/US$ 351.7million. This auction consolidates Hong Kong’s position as one of the 3 major art centres in the world alongside London and New York. Chinese classical paintings and Calligraphy, Asian contemporary art, Chinese works of art, jewellery, watches and wine, all attracted energetic bidding from Greater China and the rest of the world. This series of auctions indicates real confidence in the art market and act as a firm foundation for building an even stronger market in Asia," commented François Curiel, President of Christie’s Asia.