Newslinks for Friday July 18, 2008

July 18th, 2008

Guan Yi via The art Newspaper

Guan Yi, China’s top collector of contemporary art, has ambitions for Beijing [The Art Newspaper]
Christie’s sales for first half 2008 up 10% on
new demand from the likes of Middle East, Russia and Asia
Russian Andrey Melnichenko’s $400M, 400 foot yacht docks in Norway to pick up some Monet’s sans EU import taxes [TimesUK]
Christie’s Paris to sell Yves Saint Laurent’s art collection February ’09 [NYSun]