Amassed over more than half a century, the Collection of Guy and Marie-Hélène Weill comprises exquisite works of Indian and Southeast sculpture and masterful examples of Chinese painting featured in the auctions of Asian Art Week. The 15 works that span India, China, Kashmir, Tibet, Thailand and Indonesia date from the 3rd to 17th centuries and underscore the rich history and beauty of Asian art.
A 5th/6th century terracotta relief of Kinnaris, depicting two canaries with human heads in close conversation, is an incomparable example from the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art auction. A highlight of Fine Chinese Paintings, a large, cursive work of calligraphy from Wang Duo, shares an energy and boldness with the Abstract Expressionist paintings that were a fundamental part of the Weills’ collection. Their small, yet extraordinary collection captured the discerning couple’s ‘taste and judgment in what is worth living with, day after day.’