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Asian Art Week


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Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 16-23. This season presents six distinct live auctions featuring approximately 650 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes through contemporary Indian painting. In addition to the dedicated category sales, this season includes two stand-alone auctions, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, the third auction of a sale series of superb Chinese Ming and Qing porcelains from the Song to early Ming dynasties from an important private Japanese collection, and The Studio of the Clear Garden: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, presenting a range of ceramics, jades, and lacquers from a private collection. Taking place concurrently are three online sales, Prints & Works on Paper by Zao Wou-Ki (March 15-23), featuring 47 prints and five drawings, and two sales from the successful Art of China series, The Art of China: New York, Spring Edition (March 20-27) and The Art of China: London, Spring Edition (March 20-28); collectively featuring nearly 200 lots.

This season’s highlights across Chinese painting and works of art include a Song-Yuan dynasty handscroll of Sixteen Arhats($800,000-1,00,000); The Bernat Ding ‘Partridge Feather’ Bowl, A Highly Important Ding Russet-Splashed Black-Glazed Conical Bowl dating from the Northern Song dynast(estimate on request) from the Linyushanren Collection; A Very Rare Huanghuali Six-Poster Canopy Bed, Jiazichuang17th-18th century ($1,000,000-1,500,000); and A Rare and Exceptional Celadon-Glazed Relief-Decorated Bottle Vase, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period(1736-1795) ($800,000-1,200,000).

Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian highlights are led by A Large and Important Silver-Inlaid Gilt Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, circa 1400 ($1,000,000-2,000,000); A Black Stone Stele of Durga Mahishasuramardini, Northeast India, Pala period, late 10th/early 11th century ($800,000-1,200,000); bronzes from the Estate of Dr. George S. Heyer, Jr. (1930-2015), featuring A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajravetali, Tibet, 16th century ($150,000-250,000); and a group of Indian miniature paintings from the Estate of Stafford Elias, including rare illustrations of the Dvadasa Bhava, Mughal Court Artist at Allahabad, North India, 1600-1605. The South Asian Modern + Contemporary sale features masterpieces by modern Indian painters, led by Syed Haider Raza (1922-2016), Tapovan, painted in 1972 (estimate on request); Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (1924-2001), Untitled, painted in 1980 ($2,200,000-2,800,000); and Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009), Two Figures, painted in 1994 ($1,500,000-2,000,000).

Fine Chinese Paintings

20 Mar

20 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, 10020

  • Auction

    20 Mar, 10am (Lots 1 - 154)

  • Viewing

    New York

    16 Mar, 10am - 5pm

    17 Mar, 10am - 5pm

    18 Mar, 1pm - 5pm

    19 Mar, 10am - 5pm

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About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2017 that totalled £5.1 billion / $6.6 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.


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