Hokusai's 'Great Wave' print sells for record $2.8m in New York

Iconic image by Japanese artist fetches more than quadruple Christie's projected price

NEW YORK, Mar 23 (Nikkei) - One of the most famous of Japan's ukiyo-e woodblock prints has sold for $2.76 million at the Christie's auction house in New York, a record for a print by Katsushika Hokusai.

"Under the Well of the Great Wave off Kanagawa" depicts boats in rough waters with Mount Fuji in the background, and is part of the "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series. ...continue reading