Christie’s and China: An Artful Diplomacy

Christie’s offered us an opportunity to ‘spend their money and do our favorite things,

Christie’s tring hard to mend fense with China ..

Christie’s push into China was threatened in early 2009, when it proceeded with the Paris sale of two Chinese-made bronze animal heads that were part of Yves Saint Laurent’s huge art collection. The animal heads were believed to have been looted from China after British and French troops destroyed the imperial Summer Palace in 1860, during the Opium Wars.

The market share is just too great to ignore. What were they thinking when they decided to go ahead with the heads?

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