Christie's day sale of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art raised $39.4 million, with 76% of the lot sold but 90% by value. Zao Wou-ki was again the top lot of the sale, firmly establishing himself as the leading modern Chinese artist at auction right now, with 21.10.66 selling for $1.66 million. The second top lot was Zu Jiang's Twelve View of a Sunflower Field XII selling for $1.44 million and then Zeng Fanzhi's Mao+Calling at $1.157 million, Contemporary works that were fresh to the market and well-estimated did particularly well
|Zeng Fanzhi's Mao+Calling|
|Zu Jiang's sunflower|
For the first time, Christie's had incorporate Southeast Asian modern and contemporary artists as part of their Asia sale.
The old "valeur sure" like S Sudjojono, Hendra Gunawan and Affandi performed extremely well (although one Affandi crashed unsold).
|S. Sudjojono's Historic Meeting sold for $327,000|
|S. Sudjojono's Ngaso sold for $497,000|
|Hendra Gunawan - Bathing by the River - $466,000|
|Lin Fengmian's Opera Series - $466,000|
|Affandi's Crab and Melon - $435,000|
|Masriadi's Fresh Money|
|Ronald Ventura's Spellbound|