Sale of the Week, March 18-24: From Traditional to Contemporary, Asian Art in New York

A portrait of the imposing figure of Rawat Gokal Das celebrating 'holi' with his consorts, dated 1808, will be in Bonhams's Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Auction on March 19th
(Courtesy Bonhams)

Every spring, Asian art specialists, dealers, museums, cultural institutions, and auction houses come together and coordinate Asia Week, a week-long series of exhibitions and sales dedicated to art from Asia. In addition to lectures, parties, and special exhibitions, the major New York auction houses hold a variety of Asian art sales next week. A full preview of these events will be appearing on ARTINFO in the coming days, but those already planning to attend the sales can reference the calendar below.

Monday, March 19

— Modern and contemporary South Asian art at Sotheby's, 10am

— Asian works of art at Doyle, 10am

— Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art at Bonhams, 2pm

Tuesday, March 20

— Fine Chinese snuff bottles at Bonhams, 10am

— The Doris Wiener Collection at Christie's, 10am and 2pm

— Fine Chinese ceramics and works of art at Sotheby's, 10am and 2pm

— Fine Japanese works of art at Bonhams, 1pm

Wednesday, March 21

— South Asian modern and contemporary art at Christie's, 10am

— Indian and southeast Asian works of art at Sotheby's, 10am

— Indian and Southeast Asian art at Christie's, 2pm

— Japanese and Korean art at Christie's, 2pm

Thursday, March 22

— Auspicious treasures for scholars and emperors: selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection at Christie's, 10am

— Fine classical Chinese paintings at Sotheby's, 10am and 2pm

— Fine Chinese mirrors from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection at Christie's, 2pm

— Fine Chinese ceramics and works of art, part I at Christie's, 3pm

Friday, March 23

— Fine Chinese ceramics and works of art, part II at Christie's, 10am and 2pm

In addition, there are more than a dozen dealers specializing in Asian art participating in Asia Week with special exhibitions. For a list of participating dealers by category, click here.

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