New York & Online, September 2020

This September Asian Art Week returns to New York with its series of sales representing the vast continent. Explore 5,000 years of art spanning China, India, Japan, Korea and more in 11 live and online sales. Highlights include a 3rd – 4th century gray schist figure of a bodhisattva from the ancient region of Gandhara, the groundbreaking The Last Chapter by Rameshwar Broota, an early to mid-6th century B.C. ding bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover and Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong porcelain from the prestigious collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf. From rare huanghuali furniture to modern paintings by Vasudeo S. Gaitonde and Jehangir Sabavala, treasures from every category of Asian art wait to be discovered.

We welcome you to view by appointment in our Rockefeller Center galleries beginning 16 September.

Bidding & viewing information

Please note for the safety of our clients and colleagues Asian Art Week sales will not offer in-room bidding in New York but will offer in-room bidding in Hong Kong for select sales.

We invite you to participate by setting up an Absentee or Telephone bid. Additionally, you may bid in real-time by registering on Christie’s LIVE. To set up your bids, please speak to a Client Service Representative or call our Bid department at: +1 (212) 636-2437.


20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York
16-23 September 

*Viewing is by appointment only, please contact +1 212 636 2180 or to set an appointment.

Calendar of virtual events

Emerging Collectors Series: Artist talk with Jenny Hata Blumenfield

  • 15 September, 1pm EDT | Virtual

    Chinese Works of Art specialist Vicki Paloympis in conversation with artist Jenny Hata Blumenfield on original works inspired by the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection of imperial monochromes.

“A Subtle and Marvelous Eye: Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection”

  • 17 September, 1pm EDT | Virtual

    A dive into the Alsdorfs’ Asian collection with guest speaker Dr. Stephen Little, Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art, and Head, Chinese, Korean and South & Southeast Asian Departments, LACMA, and Jonathan Rendell, Chairman, Christie’s

Exhibition preview with Asian Art specialists

  • 18 September, 10am EDT | Virtual

    A virtual tour from our Rockefeller Center galleries, led by Asian Art specialists, showcasing the special collections on offer this September

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