Sotheby's first major sale in Beijing grossed a total of 227 million yuan ($37 million), and the top lot, late French-Chinese artist Zao Wou-ki's Abstraction, fetched a record 89.68 million yuan. The auction house put 144 modern and contemporary Chinese art works on offer on Sunday, along with private sales of Western paintings.
Top 10 lots at Sotheby's Beijing sale:
1. Abstraction, by Zao Wou-ki
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