Christie’s celebrates Asian art
Event date 13 - 28 September
Event location New York
The biannual sale series was kicked off by the Japanese and Korean art auction, led by Hokusai’s classic print of ‘The Great Wave’, which sold for $1,260,000. Major collections of influential art dealers were a theme this season, with the top lot of the series coming from the trove of Mineo Hata, a Southern Song-dynasty Longquan celadon kinuta vase that achieved $1,381,000. Other highlights included a Qianlong-period finely carved archaistic white jade rhyton, which sold for $756,000 from the LJZ Collection; and The Keswick ‘hundred deer’ jar, which fetched $693,000 in the Marchant: Eight Treasure for the Wanli Emperor sale.
In the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale, Maqbool Fida Husain’s Untitled (Naga), a sprawling East-meets-West portrait painted at the peak of the modern master’s fame, realised $1,260,000.
Concluding the series in New York, the Important Chinese Ceramics and Fine Art auction took place over two days, totalling $10,075,464 and selling 93% by value.
Christie’s is proud to announce that a rare, complete set of Hokusai’s monumental series, Fugaku sanjurokkei (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji) – the first to be offered at auction in two decades – is embarking on a world tour.
Tokyo, 13–14 November
Hong Kong, 25 November–1 December
Paris, 8–12 December
March 2024 | New York
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This October, Christie’s is honored to present Rothschild Masterpieces, a series of auctions in New York. With collections dating back to the late 18th century, the Rothschilds are famed for their curated trove of extraordinary works of fine and decorative arts that form the interiors of their homes across Europe.
Christie’s is honoured to return as the auctioneer of choice, for the fourth time, for this fantastic cause. This year’s Only Watch auction will be held on 5 November 2023 in Geneva, offering a rare opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind luxury timepieces.
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