New York, July 2020
Presenting virtually for the first time, Asian Art Week totals US$8,952,625, the highest ever for an Asian art online auction series. The top lot of the series is one of Tyeb Mehta’s earliest explorations of his Falling Figure, which realises US$975,000. The South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale achieves US$4,825,000, the highest total for an Asian art online sale. The Fine Chinese Paintings sale realises 180% of the low estimate, with its top lot, Wang Xuetao’s Fowl and Blossoms selling for $137,500. Closing out the series, the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale realises US$2,530,625, the highest total achieved for an online Chinese Works of Art sale since their inception at Christie’s in 2013.
We look forward to welcoming you to our next Asian Art Week in New York beginning 21 September.
Highlights from our Asian Art Week Online auctions, 7-24 July
Highlights from our Online auction, 7–24 July
A primer on palettes, glazes, reign marks, and the different kilns, plus why it pays to handle as many pieces as possible
Specialist Dr. Malcolm McNeill is your guide to this historic artform, which is valued as an expression of the artist’s psychology
Specialist Michelle Cheng shares her expert advice, from knowing the woods collectors look for to investing in climate control
Specialist Tristan Bruck provides an introduction, illustrated with lots offered in our Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale
A look at the life and work of the artist-monk who outwitted the Qing dynasty rulers to leave an extraordinary legacy
From knowing the key kilns, to forms, bases and marks — illustrated with pieces offered this season
Kate Hunt on finding and reading reign marks, their history and how to tell genuine fakes from ‘apocryphal’ marks
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