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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Fugaku sanjurokkei (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji), c.1830–32; Estimate: US$3,000,000-US$5,000,000, Japanese and Korean Art Auction

ASIA WEEK NEW YORK AUCTIONS

Japanese and Korean Art

Auction: Tuesday, March 19 at 10am EDT
Viewing: March 16–18, 10am-5pm

This season’s Japanese and Korean Art sale is led by a complete set of Fugaku sanjurokkei (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji) by the master Katsushika Hokusai, followed by a modern and contemporary section. Among our diverse selection, this sale features a fine selection of Korean works of art and paintings, Japanese prints and paintings including rare scrolls by Jakuchu and Kunimasa, lacquer works, sculptures, ceramics and cloisonné.

Contact: Takaaki Murakami (村上高明) at (212) 636 2160 or [email protected]

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A Painting of Ngor Abbots, Eastern Tibet, 18th century; Estimate: US$200,000-US$300,000, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

Auction: Wednesday, March 20 at 9am EDT
Viewing: March 16–19, 10am-5pm

This season’s sale features a wide selection of works from across India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. The sale is led by a group fine Himalayan gilt bronzes, foremost among them a rare Zanabazar style gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara from the Nyingjei Lam Collection. Other important Himalayan sculptures include a large and rare Western Tibetan silver-inlaid figure of Vairochana, a large 16th century Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitabha and a 15th century Nepalese gilt-bronze figure of Chakrasamvara. The vast selection of Himalayan paintings highlights an important Eastern Tibetan painting of Ngor Abbots. The sale also includes a group of well-provenanced Gandharan works of art from a New York estate. The sale concludes with an impressive selection of Indian paintings, including a folio from the ‘large’ Guler-Basohli Bhagavata Purana series, several works from the workshop of the Kangra artist Purkhu, a portrait of Kashmir darners attributable to Bishan Singh, and an assortment of Company School and Early Bengal School works.

Contact: Hannah Perry at (212) 636 2551 or [email protected]

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South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Including Works from the Collection of Umesh and Sunanda Gaur

Auction: Wednesday, March 20 at 11am EDT
Viewing: March 16–19, 10am-5pm

We are honored to present a group of important modern works from the renowned collection of Umesh and Sunanda Gaur in this catalogue, including significant works by Francis Newton Souza, Sudhir Patwardhan and Nalini Malani. The Gaurs have devoted more than three decades to the patronage and promotion of South Asian Art in North America, building one of the finest and deepest collections over this period, and spearheading several museum exhibitions of works from this category across the continent from the early 2000s onward. Complementing these works are significant paintings by Sayed Haider Raza, Jehangir Sabavala, Maqbool Fida Husain, Sadanand Bakre, Ganesh Pyne, Manjit Bawa and Gulammohammed Sheikh. The catalogue also features works by pioneers of South Asian modernism Jamini Roy, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Allah Bux and George Keyt, accompanied by important contemporary lots by Zarina, Nasreen Mohamedi, Sheila Makhijani and Salman Toor.

Contact: Nishad Avari at (212) 636 2190 or [email protected]

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A Superb and Very Rare GE Foliate Dish, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368), 5 ½ in. (14 cm) diam., fitted cloth box; Lot 912, Estimate: US$1,800,000-US$2,500,000, Important Chinese Art Including the Collection of Dorothy Tapper Goldman

Important Chinese Art Including the Collection of Dorothy Tapper Goldman

Auction: Thursday, March 21 at 9am EDT & Friday, March 22 at 9am EDT
Viewing: March 16–19, 10am-5pm; March 20, 10am-2pm

Important Chinese Art Including the Collection of Dorothy Tapper Goldman features outstanding works from prominent institutional and private collections. The sale encompasses ceramics, cloisonné enamel, lacquer, jade carvings, scholar’s objects, textiles, and classical Chinese furniture. Highlights include a very rare Ge foliate dish from the Linyushanren collection, a Kangxi-period very rare and finely-cast imperial gilt-bronze figure of seated Amitayus, a pair of imperial gilt-bronze ritual bells from the Kangxi period, a carved huanghuali canopy bed, a group of important and massive jade vessels from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and more than a hundred works from the renowned Chinese art collector and philanthropist Dorothy Tapper Goldman. The sale also presents curated selections from noted private collections, such as archaic jades and ceramics from the Collection of Dr. Hiroshi Horiuchi, as well as Qing porcelains from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Yu Chunming.

Contact: Rufus Chen (陳嘉安) at (212) 636 2180 or [email protected]

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Landscapes of Japan: Woodblock Prints from Edo to Post-War

Online: March 13–26, 10am EDT

Landscapes of Japan: Woodblock Prints from Edo to Post-War, features a fine selection of iconic woodblock prints by master artists from the 18th to 20th century, including Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige, Kawase Hasui and Yoshida Hiroshi. The selection tells a comprehensive story of the evolving history of landscapes depicted in Japanese woodblock prints.

Contact: Hua Zhou (周樺)  at (212) 636 2160 or [email protected]

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South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Online

Online: March 13–27, 10am EDT

This online auction of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art complements our live auction of works from this category, to be held in New York on March 20th. The catalogue presents a wide variety of works across diverse genres and media by well-known artists from South Asia and its diaspora for new and seasoned collectors alike, including property from the renowned collections of Umesh and Sunanda Gaur and Mahinder and Sharad Tak. Works by modernists Maqbool Fida Husain, Sayed Haider Raza, Francis Newton Souza, Bal Chhabda and Manjit Bawa are offered alongside significant lots by Atul Dodiya, Paresh Maity and Jangarh Singh Shyam, to name only a few artists. Art for Baby, a group of fifteen lots by prominent modern and contemporary Indian artists, will be offered to benefit Outset. For the first three months of their lives, babies only perceive the world around them in black, white and shades of gray. Inspired by Outset’s 2008 international publication Art for Baby, these gray scale works were commissioned by Rudritara Shroff from artists including Jyoti Bhatt, Jogen Chowdhury, Atul Dodiya, Dhruvi Acharya, Anju Dodiya, Shilpa Gupta and Bijoy Jain for a new Indian version of the book, which will serve not only as an early introduction to contemporary Indian art, but also a tool for honing visual skills which are so important in early childhood development. 

Contact: Nishad Avari at (212) 636 2190 or [email protected]

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Arts of Asia Online

Online: March 13–28, 10am EDT
Viewing: March 16–19, 10am-5pm; March 20, 10am-2pm

This Asian Art Week, Christie’s is pleased to present Arts of Asia Online, a carefully curated selection spanning across India, the Himalayas, China, Korea, and Japan. The sale presents a wide selection of works across various media, including ceramics, jade carvings, lacquerware, metalwork, furniture, textiles, bronze sculpture, stone sculpture, prints, and paintings. Highlights from the sale include a selection of Chinese porcelain from the collection of Dr. Hiroshi Horiuchi, a fine selection of Japanese inro, and curated groupings of Himalayan bronze sculpture and Indian court paintings from prestigious private collections. With a wide range of estimates, Arts of Asia Online presents opportunities for both burgeoning and established collectors of Asian art.

Contact: +1 212 636 2000 or [email protected]

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Chinese Works of Art from the Collection of Dorothy Tapper Goldman

Online: March 13–29, 10am EDT
Viewing: March 16–19, 10am-5pm; March 20, 10am-2pm

Christie’s is pleased to present the online sale of Chinese works of art from the beloved collector, professor, connoisseur and philanthropist Dorothy Tapper Goldman. Offered in conjunction with a selection of works in the Important Chinese Art sale, this online auction presents collectors an additional opportunity to acquire objects that are representative of the collector’s refined taste and discerning eye. Mrs. Goldman’s home featured porcelains grouped by color, with those exhibited in the living room ranging from lemon-yellow to emerald-green and lavender-blue, beautifully interspersed with delicate works of art in gilt-bronze and wood. In the dining room, her impressive collection of luminous white Dehua porcelains was featured opposite rich works in tixi lacquer, creating an elegant display to please the eye. The sale comprises 120 lots including contemporary Chinese paintings, Dehua wares and monochrome porcelains, works of art and scholar’s objects.

Contact: Margaret Gristina (葛曼琪) at +1 212 636 2180 or [email protected]

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GUIDED TOURS
Saturday, 16 March at 11am
Monday, 18 March at 11am

Please also join us for guided tours of Asian Art Week galleries with Robert D. Mowry, our senior consultant, who will share his insights on the history and provenance behind this season’s collection of fascinating works.

Please meet at the front reception desk.