POST-SALE RELEASE: ASIAN ART WEEK SEPTEMBER 2012

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New York

CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK ASIAN ART WEEK TOTALS $44.7 MILLION

New York – Christie’s concluded its Fall Asian Art Week with a combined total of $44,735,075  (HK$346,768,407/ ₤27,539,785/ €34,488,525) achieved over four days of sales, September 11 to 14.

Jonathan Stone, Chairman and International Head, Asian Art, said: “An 18th century Joseon dynasty blue and white dragon jar, selling for $3.2 million, led a dynamic and diverse series of sales.  This week’s auctions, exhibitions, and events demonstrated again Christie’s commitment to all cultures and epochs of Asian art.  Other highlights included Hasegawa Tonin’s screens, Egrets and ducks in a winter landscape ($626,500), Vasudeo S. Gaitonde’s painting, Untitled, ($962,500), a thangka of the Green Tara, a world auction record for a Tibetan painting ($1,762,500), and the 12th-10th century B.C. archaic bronze, zun ($1,426,500).  There was global participation, reflecting a world-wide demand for the greatest objects of Asian art.”

 

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