Christie's HK evening sale resounding success; Sanyu top lot

Top lot - Sanyu
Christie's HK Evening Sale of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art raised $46.6 million with 91 percent of the lot sold and 96% sold by value, sending a strong message to the market about the confidence of buyers in this category. Of the 41 lots sold, 7 sold in excess of HK$10 mln or US$1.29 mln.

Sanuy's Pink Lotus

Top lot went to Sanyu's Blue Chrysanthenums in a Glass Vase, which went to an Asian private buyer for $6.1 mln. The modern master's Pink Lotus also sold for $4.9 million (third top lot).

Zeng Fanzhi's Fly
Amongst contemporary Chinese artists it was a clear sweep for Zeng Fanzhi, with Fly selling for $5.1 million (2nd top lot) and Mask Series selling  $3.258 mln (4th top lot).

Mask Series

Zao Wou-ki also had 3 lots in the top 10 results, with 5.7.62 selling for $1.88 mln.

Zao Wou-ki's 5.7.62