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Citing coronavirus, New York auction houses reschedule Asia Week sales from March to June

The Art Newspaper

With the international art world shuffling to navigate the Covid-19 outbreak, New York’s Asia Week—the annual gathering of Asian art gallery exhibitions, talks, auctions, and special events, taking place 12-19 March—has made some adjustments as well. Namely, the six participating auction houses have decided to postpone the majority of their Asia Week auctions until the week of 22 June, and a cocktail reception at The Met originally slated for 16 March has been cancelled. While gallery events across the city will continue throughout the week as planned, many fear the knock-on effect of the delays, the virus’s increased spread throughout the US, and restrictions on both travel and large gatherings may hurt attendance.