Modern Asian Art

Sanyu's 'Nu' Tops Record on First Evening Sale in Autumn 2019 Hong Kong

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On day two of 2019 Hong Kong Autumn sale, Sotheby’s held its first evening auction of the season. Sanyu’s Nu sold for a record HK$198 million (US$25.2 million), setting a new benchmark for the artist. The sale on Saturday marks the first time the masterpiece has appeared at auction since Sanyu painted it more than half a century ago.

Following the Modern Art evening sale on Saturday, Sotheby's continues its October auction series through the weekend with sales Contemporary Art, Modern Art, and Fine Classical Chinese Paintings.

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