Celebrating the Art of Asia: Asia Week New York

By Irene Luo, Epoch Times
March 4, 2019 Updated: March 19, 2019
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Lotus and Rock. In many Asian cultures, lotus flowers are associated with purity because they emerge from murky waters and blossom into untainted flowers. This hanging scroll by Chen Hongshou (1598–1652) is being auctioned by Sotheby’s New York on March 22 for an estimated $1 million to $1.5 million. (Courtesy of Sotheby’s New York)

Every year, Asia Week New York brings together leading Asian art specialists, auction houses, and museums for a 10-day celebration of Asian art.

From March 13 to 23, art enthusiasts can revel in nonstop special events, including auction sales, exhibitions, lectures, symposiums, and special tours. Six auction houses and over 40 international galleries are participating in Asia Week’s 10th anniversary this year.

Asia Week Bodhisattva
White Marble Carving of a Bodhisattva. This exquisite work from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) is being auctioned by Sotheby’s New York on March 19 for an estimated $600,000 to $800,000. It is part of the Junkunc Collection, one of the largest and most significant Chinese art collections ever gathered in the United States. (Courtesy of Sotheby’s New York)

The exhibited works span from ancient times to modern day and come from China, India, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Japan, and Korea.

All participating art dealers will open their doors to the public during Open House Weekend on March 16 and 17.

Published with permission from Elite Lifestyle Magazine.