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    Christie's Contemporary Asian Art Auction In Hong Kong (November 27): Top 10 Lots To Watch

    Packed with blue-chip Chinese artists, with a wide range of estimates for early and later works, the Christie's Contemporary Asian Art day sale in Hong Kong is sure to be one to keep an eye on.
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    Wide Range Of Blue-Chip Artists At Wide Range Of Estimates; Expect Strong Interest Among New Collectors#

    "The Massacre at Chios" by Yue Minjun will go under the hammer in Hong Kong on Sunday, November 26

    Coming on the heels of this weekend's record-breaking sale of a Wu Guanzhong oil painting for 149.5 million yuan (nearly US$24 million) at auction in Beijing, and German collector Thomas Olbricht's endorsement of Chinese contemporary art in a Bloomberg article as an important market to watch, next weekend Christie's will hold a wide-ranging Contemporary Asian Art day sale in Hong Kong. Packed with blue-chip Chinese artists, with a wide range of estimates for early and later works, this auction is going to be closely watched.

    On October 3, 92 percent of works by Chinese contemporary artists were sold by value at Sotheby's Contemporary Asian Art auction in Hong Kong, and though the sale's overall sell-through rate was dinged by bidder apathy towards contemporary Japanese and Korean works, Chinese collectors displayed their growing discrimination and strong preference for top-quality works by historical artists.

    Expect this to continue next weekend, as Chinese collectors will likely gravitate towards (and drive bids far beyond estimates for) the best-known lots by the best-known artists, foregoing lower-priced and lower-quality works.

    Jing Daily’s top 10 lots to watch on November 27 at Christie's in Hong Kong:

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    Yang Shaobin - "No. 18" (1999)#

    Lot: 1444
    Oil on canvas
    Size: 160 x 140 cm. (63 x 55 1/8 in.)
    Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000 (US$77,418 - $103,224)

    Yang Shaobin

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    Yue Minjun - "Musician" (2003)#

    Lot: 1435
    Oil on canvas
    Size: 100 x 80 cm. (39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in.)
    Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000 (US$129,030 - $193,544)

    Yue Minjun

    Qi Zhilong - "Revolutionary Girl" (2001)#

    Lot: 1429
    Oil on canvas
    Size: 200 x 170 cm. (78 3/4 x 67 in.)
    Estimate: HK$450,000 - HK$650,000 (US$58,063 - $83,869)

    Qi Zhilong

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    Liu Wei - "You Like Me? Why Not! Series" (1996)#

    Lot: 1404
    Oil on canvas
    Size: 30 x 40 cm (11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)
    Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000 (US$103,224 - $154,836)

    Liu Wei

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    Wang Guangyi - "Great Criticism Series: Coca Cola" (2005)#

    Lot: 1428
    Oil on canvas
    Size: 120 x 150 cm. (47 1/4 x 59 cm.)
    Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000 (US$129,030 - $193,544)

    Wang Guangyi

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    Wang Keping - "Untitled"#

    Lot: 1514
    Wood sculpture
    Size: 21 x 16.5 x 55 cm. (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)
    Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000 (US$15,484 - $23,225)

    Wang Keping

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    Feng Zhengjie - "Chinese Girl Series" (2008)#

    Lot: 1592
    Oil on canvas
    Size: 209 x 210 cm. (82 1/4 x 82 3/4 in.)
    Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000 (US$51,612 - $77,418)

    Feng Zhengjie

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    Zeng Fanzhi - "Untitled (Reclining Figure)" (17/65, 2008)#

    Lot: 1659
    Silkscreen print
    Size: 99 x 117.5 cm. (39 x 46 1/4 in.)
    Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000 (US$7,742 - $10,322)

    Zeng Fanzhi

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    Hai Bo - "They Series" (7/18, 1998)#

    Lot: 1626
    Two black and white photographs
    Size: Each 61 x 46 cm. (24 x 18 1/8 in.) (2)
    Estimate: HK$20,000 - HK$30,000 (US$2,581 - $3,871)

    Hai Bo

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    Zhan Wang - "Artificial Rock No. 40" (2/4, 2001)#

    Lot: 1455
    Stainless steel sculpture
    Size: 210 x 165 x 195 cm. (82 1/2 x 65 x 76 3/4 in.)
    Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000 (US$154,836 - $232,253)

    Zhan Wang

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