Thomson ReutersDecember 2, 2013 01:48
By Adam Rose
BEIJING (Reuters) - A work by modern painter Zao Wou-ki sold for 76 million yuan ($12.47 million) on Sunday at Sotheby's first major auction in China, breaking the record for the artist's work set earlier this year in Hong Kong.
"I'm very, very thrilled," Sotheby's Asia CEO Kevin Ching told Reuters after the event. Zao, who's known for his abstract style, "will become, or may already be, the Picasso of China," he said.