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Zhu Dequn’s $9.1 Million Painting Sets Artist’s Record

An abstract, untitled canvas by Chinese 20th-century painter Zhu Dequn. The work will be sold at Christie's in Hong Kong. Source: Christie's Images 2013 Ltd. via Bloomberg.
An abstract, untitled canvas by Chinese 20th-century painter Zhu Dequn. The work will be sold at Christie's in Hong Kong. Source: Christie's Images 2013 Ltd. via Bloomberg.
By Frederik Balfour Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese-French artist Zhu Dequn’s untitled oil on canvas diptych sold for HK$70.7 million ($9.1 million) at Christie’s in Hong Kong tonight setting a record for the artist. The abstract work painted in 1963 carried a pre-sale high estimate of HK$40 million according to Christie’s live auction website. His previous record was set when Zhu’s diptych entitled “La Foret Blanche II” sold for HK$60 million at Christie’s in Hong Kong in November 2012, according to Artnet.com. For Related News and Information: Top Stories:{TOP} To contact the reporter on this story: Frederik Balfour in Hong Kong at +852-2977-6618 or fbalfour@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mike Harrison at +44-20-7073-3564 or mharrison5@bloomberg.net

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