Christie's Asian Art Week sales announced


2015-06-26 13:51:16


Christie's Asian Art Week sales announced

Christie's Asian Art Week sales include works from across the continent

Christie's has announced the line-up for its four days of auctions during New York's Asian Art Week, which takes place in September.

First up is a Fine Chinese Paintings sale, slated forSeptember 16.

Shi Tao plantsShi Tao was one of the most innovative painters of his era

The headline lot is Shi Tao's Plants and Calligraphy, a 17th century album that carries an estimate of $250,000-350,000. It consists of eight pages combining paintings and poems and is one of a series of works dedicated to his friend Zhou Jing.

Shi Tao is regarded as one of the most important artists of the Qing dynasty and introduced a number of techniques and innovations that would be adopted by his successors.

The Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction take places the same day.

It will feature a Gandharan grey schist figure of a bodhisattva that is expected to make $250,000-350,000.

The auction house comments that "the naturalistic attention to drapery employed in this example is characteristic of the Gandharan period and drawn from the earlier Greco-Roman influence in the region".

A selection of works from the collection of Shumita and Arani Bose will auctionon September 17 and will include pieces by Indian artistsVS Gaitonde and Souza.

A sale of modern and contemporary south Asian art is also scheduled for September 17, while the following day will see sales of cloisonne enamel and Chinese ceramics.

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