Coming in a few weeks later than usual because of Chinese New Year and half-term holidays, Christie’s kicked off the first major auction of the season last night with the British Pound at an attractive $1.242, €1.17, and Yuan 8.5. Just as the exchange rates acted as a stimulus to overseas buyers during London’s post-Brexit sales, they were set to do so again.2 million pounds ($12.7 million). A good night for Magritte ended with a summery gouache, La triomphe du mois de Mai, which sold to London dealer, Anthony Brown, mobile phone pressed to his ear, on the high estimate for £425,00 Source: