Auction results - Chagall's Bestiare et Musique sells for $4.18 mln in HK

Seoul Auction's Mmodern & Contemporary art autumn sale in Hong Kong raised $10.21 million with Marc Chagall’s Bestiaire et Musique selling for $4.18 million, becoming the most expensive painting by a Modern Western artist ever sold at auction in Asia (that record won’t hold for very long giving the upcoming auction of masters at Sotheby’s Hong Kong). The painting sold to an Asian buyer after a heated competition. Picasso’s Le Modèle dans L’atelier, inspired by his young wife Jacqueline Roque sold for $2.23 million to an Asian collector. Vase de Fleurs by Pierre-Auguste Renoir fetched $539,922, selling to a Western collector.