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China’s Taikang Life Insurance reveals 13.5% stake in Sotheby’s

July 28, 2016

Taikang Life Insurance Co. has disclosed a 13.5% stake in Sotheby’s, citing a “positive view” of the auction company’s prospects as well as potential interest in a board seat. Some day, the Chinese may own everything!! Source: China’s Taikang Life … More…

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Comments on the Art Market, Volume 187: After all the major sales in May, you might have thought the art market would take a break – but the art world is 24/7 now, so the fun never ends….really! I usually do not cover paintings, but one fabulous work sold privately, although the sale was faci
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