DEALERS have long expressed concern at the way
the major salerooms are competing in their market, and with the massive
corporate publicity machine available to the auction houses who can blame them.
Sotheby’s have now gone unashamedly retail and
from May 19 to 31 celebrate the opening of their brand new Hong Kong gallery at
One Pacific Place with a selling exhibition of 20 choice Modern Masters.
Landscapes by the likes of Courbet, Corot,
Pissarro and Monet will be offered at prices to over US$8m.
They held their first selling show in Hong Kong
in 2010 and this one will move to the Beijing Park Hyatt from June 22 to 25.
Claude Monet - La route de Vetheuil