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AUCTION REPORT

A Roaring Start

SH RAZATapovan, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 160 x 189 cm. Courtesy Christie’s New York.

The 2018 spring sales, taking place in the final weeks of March across New York, Dubai and Hong Kong, saw record-breaking auction results and high sell-through rates. This positive start to the year exceeded all expectations, especially as stock markets around the world tanked, indicating that the art market might actually exist in a parallel universe.

New York’s Asia Week kicked off with a sale of modern and contemporary South Asian art at…

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