U.S. record price for Chinese classical art at Sotheby's

  • March 24, 2010 16:49

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Bada Shanren, "Two Mynas on a Rock", 1692 sold for $2,994,500 at Sotheby's.

Sales during Asia Week continue strongly in New York. On Tuesday, Sotheby's sold Bada Shanren's "Two Mynas on a Rock" for $2.994 million, the highest US auction price paid for a classical Chinese artwork.

The pre-sale estimate was conservative at $400,000-600,000.

Chinese calligraphy also sold at record levels in the U.S. with Bada Shanren's "Calligraphy in Xing Shu (Running Script) After Zhong Yao's 'Zhang Le Tie'" going for $482,500, about four times the pre-sale estimate.

 

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