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Asia Week Roundup/Online Exhibition Extended
March 19, 2021
Rama and Sita, Bilaspur, 1690-1700, courtesy of Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch
Tomorrow is the last official day of Asia Week in the New York galleries (although many galleries scheduled their exhibitions for longer), chances are good that you can go view the complete installations today or tomorrow on short notice by appointment.
Meanwhile, we are happy to say the response to the Asia Week New York Spring 2021 virtual exhibition online continues to be strong and it is being extended until March 27. This provides a further opportunity to view the selections from our out-of-town members that can only be seen in the online exhibition.
The Art of Japan, Medina, WA
Art Passages, San Francisco, CA
Prahlad Bubbar, London, UK
Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints, Burbank, CA
Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd, London, UK
Francesca Galloway, London UK
Nicholas Grindley LLC, London UK
Hara Shobo, Tokyo, Japan
INK Studio, Beijing, China
Kaikodo LLC, Pepeekeo, HI
Thomas Murray, Mill Valley, CA
Susan Ollemans, London UK
Akar Prakar, New Delhi, India
Runjeet Singh, Warwickshire, UK
TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM
Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art, Kyoto, Japan
An inset leg bridle joint huanghuali table, Late Ming/early Qing dynasty,17th century, courtesy of Nicholas Grindley LLC
Soga Shōhaku (1730 – 1781), “Landscape in Snow”, Edo period, 18th century, courtesy of Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art
Almost all the Asian art auctions have concluded, and here are some of the highlights:
A very rare Song Dynasty (960-1279) ingot-shaped white glazed pillow with an Imperial inscription dated 1746 sold for $882,312 (estimate $50,000-80,000) at Bonhams.
An Exceptional and Highly Important Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel and Cover, Gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th Century BC sold for $8,604,000 (Estimate $4,000,000-6,000,000) at Christie’s.
A pair of huanghuali highback chairs, which brought $239,400 (estimate $15,000-20,000) at Doyle.
Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Chicks, Ink on paper, sold for $43,750 (estimate: $40,000-$60,000) at Heritage Auctions.
An Important Documentary Archaic Bronze Ritual Food Vessel (Gui), Late Shang Dynasty, Probably c. 1072 BC sold for $5,434,500 (estimate $600,000-800,000) at Sotheby’s.