Asian Art Week September 2020
For Asian Art Week in New York, Christie’s has a series of sales representing the works of art from East to South Asia over 11 live and online sales. Lots can be viewed, by appointment, at the Rockefeller Center galleries from16 September.
Japanese & Korean Art, 22 September, includes Japanese prints by Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige and Kitagawa Utamaro, as well as Meiji-period works of art, including cloisonné by Namikawa Yasuyuki and Namikawa Sosuke and modern paintings by Morita Shiryu, Shinoda Toko and Suda Kokuta. A Lasting engagement: The Jane and Kito de Boer Collection, 23 September, offers more than 150 works of Indian art, including works by Ganesh Pyne, Rameshwar Brooa, Akbar Padmasee and MF Husain, FN Souza and K Laxma Goud. The South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale on 23 September takes place alongside the de Boer single-owner sale.
Devotion in Stone: Gandharan Masterpieces from a Japanese Private Collection, 23 September represents works from a private collection including figures, friezes and narrative reliefs. Highlights include a grey schist triad of Buddha Shakyamuni with bodhisattvas and seen as one of the most important Gandharan sculptures to be offered to the market.
Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part 1 and Part 2, 24 September includes masterpieces of Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art, Chinese ceramics and works of art and Chinese paintings. Highlights include South Indian and Chinese bronzes, Himalayan Buddhist figures, peach-bloom porcelains, Yongzheng and Qianlong monochromes, jade carvings, and an album of landscapes and calligraphy attributed to Zhang Ruitu.
Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, 24 September incudes Central Indian sandstone sculptures from the Herbert and Florence Irving collection and a selection of early Nepalese cast sculptures including a gilt-copper figure of Avalokiteshvara rom the Khasa Malla Kingdom. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25 September.
The four online sales include works from the Jane and Kito de Boer Collection (4-25 Sept), Contemporary Art Asia (4-27 Sept), works from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection (4-29 Sept) and The Ankarcrona Collection of Japanese Lacquer and Asian Works of Art (10 Sept-1 Oct).
Sotheby’s Asian Art Week Sales
Sotheby’s September sales in New York during Asian Art week include Kangxi Porcelain: A Private Collection on 22 September. Junkunc: Chinese Jade Carvings, 22 September. Indian, Himalayan, Southeast Asian Works of Art, 22 September. Important Chinese Art on 23 September. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art online sale from 18-29 September.
Bonhams Asian Art Week Sales
In New York on 21 September Bonhams are offering Elegant Embellishments, a collection of Chinese jewellery and accoutrements spanning more than 2,000 years, including hair ornaments, earrings, necklaces, bangles, belt hoot and mat weights, including works from the Robert Kuo Collection. From the Warring States (475-221 BC), or Western Han period, comes an inlaid bronze garment hook (est $20-30,000), from the Song dynasty (960-1279) on offer are a selection of gold jewellery, including a pair of gold bracelets ($8-12,000). Gold jewellery from the Ming and Qing dynasties includes a pair of Ming-dynasty figural earring pendants and a gold ‘dragon’ bracelet, both stimated at $8-12,000.
An afternoon session on 21 September will offer Chinese Paintings and Works of Art, highlights include an Imperial gilt-lacquered bronze ‘phoenix’ vase, Qianlong mark and of the period ($70-100,000). On 23 September, Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art and Fine Japanese and Korean Art and on 24 September, a highlight includes Yuami by Hashiguvchi Goyo (1880–1921), est $15-20,000.