Asia Week New York will resume in March after an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic. Participating galleries and auction houses will host a series of live, online exhibitions, sales and lectures on Asian art and culture.
The weeklong celebration of Asian art and culture, organized by Asia Week New York Association, a non-profit group, in collaboration with museums, galleries, auction houses and others cultural institutions since 2009, was temporarily suspended in 2020-21.
This year’s Asia Week will run from March 16-25.
At Christie’s, Asia Art week will present the collection of Indian-American collectors and philanthropists Mahinder and Sharad Tak. More than 40 modern and contemporary South Asian artworks from their collection will be offered at a live auction on March 23.
Highlights include major paintings by Bhupen Khakhar, Manjit Bawa, Arpita Singh and Sayed Haider Raza, appearing at auction for the first time. The sale also includes works by Maqbool Fida Husain, Rameshwar Broota, Jogen Chowdhury and Jagdish Swaminathan, all close friends of the Taks, according to Christie’s.
The Sotheby’s Asia Week auction will be dedicated to Wou Kiuan’s collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese art in private hands, the auction house announced on Friday.
Bonhams Asia Week celebration will include Chinese Art Sales on March 21, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art Sales on March 22 and Japanese Art and Korean on March 23, as well as a series of online sales on Bonhams. com throughout the week.
Highlights include a painting by Zhang Daqian titled Woman holding a flower and estimated to sell for US$800,000–1.2 million, and a Qing Dynasty Glazed Celadon Dish, Yongzheng Emperor period, with an estimate of US$40,000–60,000.
Additionally, from March 17-22, Bonhams will host a special exhibition and lectures on Himalayan Buddhist masterpieces from the collection of the late Claude de Marteau, a Brussels-based art dealer and collector.
Other auction houses will also offer the rarest and finest examples of Asian art, including porcelain, jewelry, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes and prints. from antiquity to the present day.