Christie’s and Sotheby’s Both Plan to Bring Warhol to China

August 15th, 2013

"Komodo Monitor" (1986) from the Vanishing Animals series by Andy Warhol, via BloombergBoth Christie’s and Sotheby’s are planning exhibitions of smaller works by Andy Warhol in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong, respectively.  The exhibitions, which are set to open next month, will include a number of the artist’s lower-priced works, intended to encourage private sales.  “In our first online Warhol sale in February, 8 percent of bidders were Chinese, a higher percentage than we have previously seen,” says Amelia Manderscheid, associate specialist on e-commerce for Christie’s.Read more at Bloomberg