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David Chau

Money Spinner

BY MICHAEL YOUNG

Portrait of David Chau. Photo by Qin Si Bo. Courtesy David Chau.

Art collector and Shanghai resident David Chau recounts one of his favorite stories chasing a work at auction. "In 2008, I was bidding against Wang Wei on an amazing piece by Chen Yifei (1946-2005). We started at about RMB 10 million and quickly reached RMB 40 million. Because she couldn't just get the piece without a fight she became very agitated, stood up and said, 'Who is bidding against me?'" Wang, co-founder of…

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