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Right after the hammer fell, Banksy self destructed/shredded his own work after it sold for 953,829 pounds ($1.25m USD) at the Sotheby‘s evening auction on the 5th of October 2018!!!

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Propped” by Jenny Saville sold for £9.5m ($12.5m usd) at Sotheby’s in London last night making her the number one female artist at auction. Painted in 1992 for her degree show at Glasgow School of Art, the Saville previously belonged to Charles Saatchi and was then acquired by legendary collector David Teiger. It was sold last night to benefit Teiger Foundation whose purpose is to support initiatives around Contemporaryart.

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Juin-Octobre 1985' by Chinese painter Zao Wou-Ki

A ten-metre-long triptych by Zao Wou-Ki — one of the 20th century’s most prominent Chinese painters — fetched $65 million (HK$510 million) at auction Sunday, Sotheby’s Hong Kong said.

Entitled “Juin-Octobre 1985”, the abstract artwork was commissioned personally by the world-renowned Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.

Zao and Pei were both born to affluent bankers during the Chinese Republican era. They first met in Paris in 1952 and began a long-running friendship, according to the auction house.

The triptych — Zao’s largest work — set a world auction record for the late Chinese-French artist, surpassing the $26 million paid at Christie’s last year for the painting “29.01.64”.

The painting represents a period of Zao’s career which marks “a perfect example of how he merged Eastern and Western techniques and philosophy into the painting,” said Vinci Chang, head of modern Asian art at Sotheby’s, at a preview last week.

Born in China in 1920, Zao moved to Paris in 1948. He was influenced by Western modernism and moved towards abstraction before also returning to Chinese brush-and-ink techniques by the early 1970s, according to Christie’s. He died in 2013.

Source: Sotheby’s

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