Holograms: They’re not just for resurrecting Tupac anymore! Before Christie’s auctions off Constantin Brancusi’s Une Muse as part of its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Nov 7, the sculpture is touring the world… without ever leaving New York.

A hologram of the piece was publicly displayed at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong last weekend, allowing for potential buyers to view the piece as a three dimensional projection, from all sides. Use of holographic imaging to showcase artworks is undeniably the safest and most efficient route for auction houses looking to draw foreign clientele, without bothering with pesky shipping procedures.

Une Muse is estimated at US$10-15 million. Welcome to the future?