Zhang Xiaogang piece becomes highest priced Chinese work

$10.1 million that’s the new record for a contemporary Chinese work and done by one of the more familiar artists Zhang Xiaogang. His works look different these days, since this piece is an older work from 1988.

Look familiar? His works are often portraits from his “Blood line” series and the only way I can afford one is to buy a bootleg on the street in China. Yes, they can be had at a low prices.

The cool thing of the rising prices of Chinese art is that these days with the Chinese bubble economy, Chinese people are buying the highest end of art made by their fellow country persons.