RELEASE: Christie's New York Presents the Spring 2014 Sales of Asian Art Week

A Series of Nine Sales from 18-21 March

New York

New York – Christie’s is pleased to present Asian Art Week of Spring 2014.  The series of nine sales, taking place from 18-21 March, will bring together superb examples of Asian Art from China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia.  From a sale of works by Francis Newton Souza, consigned by the artist’s daughter, to the highly anticipated sale of the ‘Min’ fanglei, this season will offer exemplary works from some of the most respected collections of our time.  The week will also include Christie’s first sale dedicated to Pan-Asian masterpieces of devotion: an exceptional collection of 32 masterpieces from all corners of Asia, representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, and Shintoism, including a special lot by Hiroshi Sugimoto.  In all, over 1,400 lots will be offered and the week of sales is expected to realize $70 million.

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