A file photo showing Chinese artist Zhang Daqian's "Lotus in the Wind" scroll painting at a 2014 Sotherby's fine Chinese paintings spring sale. In 2016, China established itself as the global superpower with Zhang Daqian's works proving especially popular. PHOTO: Agence France-Presse.
A file photo showing Chinese artist Zhang Daqian's "Lotus in the Wind" scroll painting at a 2014 Sotherby's fine Chinese paintings spring sale. In 2016, China established itself as the global superpower with Zhang Daqian's works proving especially popular. PHOTO: Agence France-Presse.

China dominates global art market

In a year when global art auction sales were down 22 percent from 2015 numbers, 2016 will be remembered as the time that China established itself as the clear superpower of the art world.

China, February 27, 2017 9:12 PM (UTC+8)
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