NEW YORK, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight days of exhibition, six days of sales and 11 auctions of Asian Art brought Sotheby's (NYSE : BID ) a total of $78.3 million, exceeding the pre-sale estimate of $50 million and representing a 49% increase over the same series of sales held one year ago.
Works of arts spanning over 3,500 years were sold to collectors in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including 14 lots over $1 million. Auctions of Asian Art continue at Sotheby's this week in Hong Kong with the Spring 2018 Sale Series opening to the public on 29 March.
"We are thrilled with the results of our Asia Week sales in New York this past week," said Tad Smith, Sotheby's CEO. "They continue Sotheby's momentum thus far in 2018 and are a great runway for our annual spring Hong Kong sales beginning later this week."
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