Asia Week returns to New York after an 18-month hiatus

Asia Week New York will resume in March after an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic. The participating galleries and auction houses will arrange—live and online—a series of exhibitions, sales, and lectures surrounding Asian art and culture.  

The week-long celebration of Asian art and culture, organized by Asia Week New York Association, a nonprofit group, in collaboration with museums, galleries, auction houses, and other cultural institutions since 2009, was temporarily interrupted in 2020-21. 

This year’s Asia Week will run from March 16-25.  

At Christie’s, Asia Art week will feature the collection belonging to Indian-American collectors and philanthropists Mahinder and Sharad Tak. More than 40 South Asian modern and contemporary art works 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. Also included in the sale are works by Maqbool Fida Husain, Rameshwar Broota, Jogen Chowdhury, and Jagdish Swaminathan, all close friends of the Taks, according to Christie’s. 

Sotheby’s Asia Week auction will be dedicated to the collection of Wou Kiuan, one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese art in private hands, the auction house announced on Friday. 

Bonhams’s celebration of Asia Week will include sales of Chinese works of art on March 21, sales of Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art on March 22 and Japanese and Korean Art on 23 March, as well as a series of online sales on throughout the week. 

Highlights include a painting by Zhang Daqian titled Woman Holding a Flower and estimated to sell for between $800,000 and US$1.2 million, and a Celadon-glazed dish from the Qing dynasty, Emperor Yongzheng period, with an estimate of $40,000 and $60,000. 

Additionally, from March 17-22, Bonhams will host a special exhibition and lectures about the 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 ancient times to the present. (Source: 


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