Zhang Xiaogang and Yue Minjun Lead Sotheby’s Asian Art Sale – Katya Kazakina

From Bloomberg:

When the bidding for an 8-foot-wide painting by Chinese artist Yue MinjunÔºàÂ≤≥ÊïèÂêõÔºâ reached $1 million yesterday at Sotheby’s, whistles rang through the quiet New York salesroom.

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(º†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]

-Photo: ’s “Goldfish” (left) and ’s “Bloodline: Three Comrades” (right)

March 21, 2007, 11:08 PM
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