2013.10.08 Tue, by Translated by: 梁舒涵
Zeng’s “The Last Supper” sets record price for an Asian art work at Sotheby’s

“The Last Supper” by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi broke auction records this month when it sold for US$23.3 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. The estimate for this 2001 oil painting, from the collection of Guy and Myriam Ullens, had been upwards of HK$80 million (US$10.3 million). Amid cheering in the saleroom, a telephone buyer put in the final bid – the most ever paid at auction for a work by an Asian contemporary artist. “The Last Supper” was one of 62 works offered at the evening sale of Asian contemporary and modern art that earned a total of HK$1.13 billion, according to Sotheby’s.

(Source: Bloomberg)