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Asia Week New York Rings Up $360 Million in Art Sales

The New York Times (March 26

Sales for Asia Week New York, a nine-day event that ended on March 21, totaled $360 million, up 80 percent from last year’s total of $200 million. About $270 million came from auction sales, led by the sale of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth’s Asian art collection at Christie’s, which brought in more than $124 million. The 42 galleries involved in Asia Week sold about $90 million worth of art, up from $78 million last year.