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Old Masters: leading artists by auction revenue 2020

On October 18, 2020, auction house Poly Auction, Beijing sold Wu Bin's artwork "Views of a Lingbi stone" for about 76.58 million U.S. dollars. That was the Old Masters piece recording the highest auction revenue in 2020. The artwork by Ren Renfa sold on October 8, 2020 by Sotheby's recorded the second-highest revenue, namely 39.55 million U.S. dollars.

Leading Old Masters artists worldwide in 2020, by auction revenue

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Release date

March 2021



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Old Masters indicates works by artists born before 1760

Supplementary notes

The source specifies that figures refers to fine art auctions that occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2020. Data on fine art include: paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, videos, installations, tapestries, but excludes antiques, anonymous cultural goods, and furniture.

Auction revenue figures include the buyer's premium. Figures have been rounded.

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