Zhang Xiaogang and Yue Minjun Lead Sotheby’s Asian Art Sale – Katya Kazakina
Fueled by three determined phone bidders, the 1993 painting “Goldfish” ended up fetching $1.38 million, an auction record for the artist. It shows 15 toothy, grinning caricatures of Yue standing on a bridge, looking down at a single goldfish swimming in a dark blue stream.
Zhang Xiaogang‘s(Âº†ÊôìÂàö) 1994 oil-on-canvas “Bloodline: Three Comrades” fetched $2.11 million and went to a private European collector. Five of the session’s top 10 lots were paintings by Zhang, whose auction record is $2.32 million for a Tiananmen Square painting Ôºàphoto hereÔºâsold last November at Christie’s in Hong Kong…..[Full Text]