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Famed Chinese scroll sets New York art world buzzing

Book on rarely seen Wu Bin painting gives glimpse into scholarly culture

The Lingbi rock (Courtesy of Sylph Editions)

NEW YORK -- When collectors, dealers and aficionados from around the world gathered in March for the Asia Week New York art event, three words constantly recurred: classical Chinese art.

Midway through nine-days of scrutinizing, acquiring and discussing Asian art offerings from leading New York galleries and auction houses, Christie's staged a series of auctions that included a record-breaking $260 million one-night sale of 30 works of Chinese classical art from the Fujita Museum in Osaka, Japan.

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