Auction - Christie's Asian Art Week raises $60 mln

Four days, $60 million - Christie's Spring Asian Art Week results point to a surge of confidence among global collectors who continue to look for the best in Asian art. This was the auction house's 2nd highest total for Asian Art Week in New York with a 73% market share. Not every sale was a resounding success though. The Chinese Works of Art totalled $40 million, the highest ever achieved at Christie's New York, but the sale of Japanese and Korean art was a disappointment with only 63% of lots sold. Provenance remains the key attraction for many buyers - case in point the Arthur M. Sackler Collections sold 96% of lots.