Christie’s New York celebrates Asian Art Week with an auction starting September 16

Auction house Christie’s New York is celebrating “Asian Art Week” with nine auctions, five live and four online, starting September 16. samurai armor and a selection of ancient ceramics. According to the sources, a Chinese octagonal vase from the 14th century, a Tibetan vase from the 15th to 16th centuries mandala Indian modern painting and painter, Francis Newton Souza painting from the late 20th century are some of the main highlights of the auction.

A range of key pieces from important private and institutional collections, including The John C and Susan L Huntington Collectionthe Eugene Worrell CollectionThe Ehime Bunkakan collection, Kaisendo Museum Collection and others will also be available at auction.

Here is the auction schedule:
South Asian modern and contemporary art (September 21, 2022 | 12:30 p.m.)
This multi-owner sale presents an important collection of works from South Asia and its diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlights include notable early paintings by Ram Kumar, Maqbool Fida Husain, Francis Newton Souza, Vasudeo S Gaitonde, George Keyt and Anwar Jalal Shemza, held for years in private collections and appearing at auction for the first time.

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Figure Centering: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art from the Romi Lamba Collection (September 21, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.)
The collection from which this selection is drawn has been built up over the past thirty years by Romi Lamba and his wife Sagiri who are long-time collectors, supporters and patrons of the arts based in Hong Kong. Highlights include significant paintings by Arpita Singh, Manjit Bawa, Anjolie Ela Menon and Jogen Chowdhury, largely unseen in public and appearing at auction for the first time. An outstanding collection of contemporary Indian photography by artists such as Dayanita Singh, Pushpamala N and Vivan Sundaram is also included in the catalog.

Japanese and Korean art (September 20, 2022 | 10h)
This collection features a diverse offering of Japanese and Korean art highlighted by an array of significant weapons and armor from the samurai, including rare Japanese swords from the Kaisendo Museum. Other highlights include beautiful woodblock prints by Toshusai Sharaku, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Katsushika Hokusai from private and museum collections.

The John C and Susan L Huntington Collection (September 21, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.)
The John C and Susan L Huntington Collection includes artwork from across the Himalayas and South Asia. Renowned scholars in the fields of Buddhism and Asian art history, many works from their collection are published in their flagship publications, including The Circle of happiness and leaves from bodhi tree, representing their passion and interest in each work they collect. Highlights of the collection include a 15th and 16th century Tibetan vajravali mandala painting, an inscribed standing Buddha stele from the pala period and an idyllic painting from the late 18th century Bharany Ramayana series.

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Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (September 22 – 23, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.)
This sale features works from important private collections and institutions such as the JM Hu Zande Lou Collection, the T Eugene Worrell Collection, the David Drabkin Collection and the Ehime Bunkakan Museum. Highlights of the sale include a very rare and large celadon glaze vase of Yongzheng’s mark and period decorated with gold, ganlanping; a rare and important Yuan dynasty molded Longquan celadon and bisque octagonal vase, meiping; a rare Ge-type vase of the Yongzheng mark and period from an important private collection.

Online sales:
Japanese and Korean Art Online
(September 14-27, 2022 | On line)
This season’s online Japanese and Korean art features selections from various genres. From a sculpture from the Kamakura period to a two-tier chest from the Joseon dynasty, this auction features an exciting array of armour, woodblock prints including a fine selection of surimono, and works by Harunobu, Hiroshige, and Hasui. ; editions of Shinoda Toko; paint selections, sagemonosculptures.

Thoughts Across Waters: Asian Art from the David Drabkin Collection (September 14-28, 2022 | Online)
The collection has been assembled over decades by David Drabkin, spanning major dynasties and across a wide range of media, including primarily Chinese works of art, Chinese paintings and Japanese art. Highlights include a 16th-century monumental landscape attributed to Wang Shichang, a Jichimu corner-legged table, and screens from the Kano school, testifying to the collector’s unrelenting curiosity and varied interests.

Indian and Himalayan featuring The John C and Susan L Huntington Collection (September 14-28, 2022 | Online)
The headliner of the sale is the John C and Susan L Huntington Collection, which will include a wide selection of Tibetan paintings and Indian and Himalayan artworks collected by renowned scholars throughout their careers. The sale also includes goods from other esteemed private collections, including an extensive offering of Indian court paintings.

China Art Online (September 14-29, 2022 | On line)
This season’s online China Art features a diverse selection, ranging from ceramics and jade to textiles and landscape paintings. Highlights of the sale include a pair of Huali-square inlaid boxwood supports, an embroidered midnight blue silk Taoist robe and a large blue and white phoenix and qilin pot, and rank insignia from the David Hugus collection.

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