Christie's - 20 Rockefeller Plaza - New York, NY 10020 - map it hereSaturday afternoon, I was in the Rockefeller Center area. Actually, I was buying books at the Librairie de France (more on this later this week). And as always when I am around there, I somehow find myself either at La maison du chocolat or at Christie's, if it is open and if there is something to see. It was open and they had something to see. They call it "Asian week" - lots of artworks on view for upcoming auctions that will take place at Hong Kong and New York.
I spotted this sign on a door: "meeting in progress". Inside that room, someone is meeting with Christie's experts, they may even have brought their own, to view one of the pieces. I was tempted to wait and see who would exit the room. But then I thought, what's the point? My favourite piece was still hanging on the opposite wall after all.
I am thinking buying this. You like?
The label reads:
Asian Contemporary Evening Session
November 30, 2008, Hong Kong, Sale 2618
oil on canvas
87 x 115 in.
Painted in 2006.
Estimate: HK $12,000,000 - HK $18,000,000
($1,539,000 - $2,309,000)
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