Manjit Bawa, Untitled (Sohni), 1992, oil on canvas, Estimate: $300,000-500,000
Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art
Auction: March 21, 11am
Viewing: March 16-20, 10am-5pm
Spanning South Asia across the late-nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the collection of works in the sale is testament to the diverse, idiosyncratic and extraordinary corpus of art from this region. Over 70 artists are represented, including some of the biggest names in the field, along with lesser-known artists who are more recently, and in some cases yet to, receive their due recognition. Highlights include works by Francis Newton Souza, Bhupen Khakhar, Manjit Bawa, Maqbool Fida Husain, Zarina and Meera Mukherjee.
A Journey Through China's History: The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1
Auction: March 22, 9am EDT
Viewing: March 17-21, 10am-5pm
This March, Sotheby’s will present Part 1 of one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese Art ever assembled, The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection. Celebrating over 4,000 years of Chinese culture and art history, this distinguished encyclopedic collection ranges from Neolithic utilitarian vessels to paintings, calligraphy, imperial jades and porcelain, and more. The New York auction will be the first of a series of four single-owner sales to be held globally and represent the finest examples of virtually every category of Chinese art. Highlights include an imperial Qianlong period inscribed pale green jade ‘Luohan’ boulder, a magnificent carved cinnabar lacquer ‘hibiscus’ dish from the 14th century, and a rare archaic bronze fangyi from the late Shang dynasty.
An important and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Fang Yi), Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, Estimate: US$400,000-600,000
Important Chinese Art
Auction: March 23, 9am EDT
Online auction, March 16-29
Viewing: March 16-28, 10am-5pm
A global rebranding of online sales for Chinese Works of Art, the CHINA/5000 YEARS is comprised of a selection of over 190 ceramics, bronzes, jades and other works of art. Highlights include a remarkable collection of snuff bottles from an East Coast private collection, a group of ceramics and works of arts deaccessioned by the Speed Art Museum and a selection of pottery and porcelains amassed by a New York private collector through acquisitions from major Chinese art dealers.
Katharine Butler and Teresa Canepa, Reconsidering the Sir Michael Butler Collection of 17th century Chinese Porcelain , Saturday, March 19 at 4pm
Rose Kerr, Dr Wou Kiuan and the Wou Lien-Pai Collection, Saturday, March 19 at 5pm