Chinese Painting Sets Record at Auction – AP

From AP via Forbes.com:

A painting inspired by the 1989 crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests has become the most expensive work by a Chinese contemporary artist ever sold at auction, Sotheby’s auction house said.

Yue Minjun’s “Execution” sold to a telephone bidder late Friday for $5.9 million, well over its upper pre-sale estimate of $4.1 million. The price includes a buyer’s premium. Sotheby’s (nyse: BID – news – people ) described Yue’s 1995 painting as “arguably the artist’s most vehement, candid and politically loaded work.” [Full Text]

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