Shiy Dejinn artworks auction for $2.9m with 100% sold

A stunning collection of Shiy Dejinn artworks has sold at Ravenel in Taipei.

Shiy Dejinn self portrait
Fresh to the market works always attract strong attention, and equally strong bids

Held on May 19, the auction saw a new world record for the artist's work, with his first self-portrait selling for $770,000 - making a 208% increase on its $250,000 high estimate.

In total, the auction realised $2.9m, up 252.3% on the predicted $828,060. All of the works were consigned by a close personal friend of Shiy Dejinn and had never been seen on the market before.

In May, a series of four scroll paintings by Zhang Daquian, formerly the world's most valuable living artist, sold for $10.4m at Sotheby's.

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