Henry Howard-Sneyd, Sotheby’s Vice Chairman, Asian Art and the lead auctioneer, commented: “For the fourth consecutive year Sotheby’s 2014 Asian Art auctions in New York have broken the $100 million barrier for the year. With a series of five sales including a blockbuster Classical Chinese Paintings auction, we once again demonstrated Sotheby’s market leadership in this field. Our long-standing relationships meant we were able to source property from many of the most world’s most distinguished private groupings, and collectors flocked to New York from across Asia to compete with an international clientele for property spanning 3,000 years of Asian Art.”
After the successful sale in March, Classical Chinese Paintings in New York has once more selected a group of paintings and calligraphy from private collections around the world for the upcoming auctions in September.
Immediately following the main Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy sale, at approximately 5pm on the 18th, there will be a special auction of eight pieces formerly in the collection of General Zhu Shaoliang and Mrs. Zhu. Perhaps the most important work by Zhang Daqian in this sale is a portrait of Avalokitesvara in the style of murals in the Mogao caves, painted by Zhang during his stay in Dunhuang in the early 1940s. The painting depicts Avalokitesvara holding a crystal plate and a whisk. With rich color and dignified figure, this work absorbs the best quality of the Dunhuang art.
Exhibition in New York
Fri, 12 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT
Sat, 13 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM EDT
Sun, 14 Sep 14 | 10:00 PM - 05:00 PM EDT
Mon, 15 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT
Tue, 16 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT
Wed, 17 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM EDT