Chinese Paintings – Classical

Asia Week | Spring 2017

New York –In conjunction with Asia Week New York, the annual citywide celebration of Asian art and culture, Sotheby’s is pleased to present at auction a diverse array of Asian works of art dating from the Neolithic period to the present day.  Leading the Chinese art sales is a highly select group of extraordinary Ming porcelain in Ming: The Intervention of Imperial Taste, while Important Chinese Art features over 250 lots that represent all major collecting categories in the field. Following the spectacular success of previous auctions, the Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy sale brings together a strong selection of works sourced from around the world, including a captivating album by Bada Shanren. Highlights from Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from the Cleveland Museum of Art include a curated selection of Tibetan and Himalayan bronzes and thangkas, fine Indian miniature paintings, and classical Indian stone and bronze sculpture from the Cleveland Museum of Art Collections. Charting the development of art practice in the Indian subcontinent from the early 20th century to present day, Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art showcases a wide range of fresh to the market artworks by leading Indian modernists. Complementing these two auctions is A Lyrical Line: Paintings and Drawings by Francis Newton Souza, an online auction of works by renowned South Asian modern artist F. N. Souza. The week will conclude with Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, comprising a range of collectible and decorative Asian Art at various price points. Also ongoing during Asia Week is Sotheby’s yearly selling exhibition of Chinese contemporary ink art, Different Paths: Explorations in Ink. Click on the image below to preview the highlights offered this March in New York.

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Sotheby's Classical Chinese Paintings Department offers high quality works of Chinese painting and calligraphy, encompassing a variety of styles from the 12th through 19th centuries. These fine works emphasise the importance of traditional and modern artistic styles, underlining the connection between poetry, calligraphy, painting and the artist’s seal.

The expertise of our specialists is widely recognised throughout the globe, and therefore our team has been entrusted with the sale of many rare and important works.

Classical Chinese Paintings auctions have been held every year in New York during March and September. Our March 2015 Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy auction in New York brought over $41 million, close to four times of the high estimate.

Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the launch of Classical Chinese Paintings sales in Hong Kong, adding to its existing saleroom for the category in New York. For more information, please click here.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Chinese Paintings – Classical sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 894 1177
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 9013

Sotheby's Classical Chinese Paintings Department offers high quality works of Chinese painting and calligraphy, encompassing a variety of styles from the 12th through 19th centuries. These fine works emphasise the importance of traditional and modern artistic styles, underlining the connection between poetry, calligraphy, painting and the artist’s seal.

The expertise of our specialists is widely recognised throughout the globe, and therefore our team has been entrusted with the sale of many rare and important works.

Classical Chinese Paintings auctions have been held every year in New York during March and September. Our March 2015 Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy auction in New York brought over $41 million, close to four times of the high estimate.

Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the launch of Classical Chinese Paintings sales in Hong Kong, adding to its existing saleroom for the category in New York. For more information, please click here.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Chinese Paintings – Classical sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 894 1177
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 9013

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Senior Vice President, Senior Specialist and Head of Sale, Classical Chinese Paintings, New York
+1 212 894 1177
Director, Head of Department, Classical Chinese Paintings, Hong Kong
+852 2822 9016
Assistant Vice President, Specialist, Classical Chinese Paintings, New York
+1 212 894 1177
Specialist, Classical Chinese Paintings, Hong Kong
+852 2822 9013

Sotheby's Classical Chinese Paintings Department offers high quality works of Chinese painting and calligraphy, encompassing a variety of styles from the 12th through 19th centuries. These fine works emphasise the importance of traditional and modern artistic styles, underlining the connection between poetry, calligraphy, painting and the artist’s seal.

The expertise of our specialists is widely recognised throughout the globe, and therefore our team has been entrusted with the sale of many rare and important works.

Classical Chinese Paintings auctions have been held every year in New York during March and September. Our March 2015 Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy auction in New York brought over $41 million, close to four times of the high estimate.

Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the launch of Classical Chinese Paintings sales in Hong Kong, adding to its existing saleroom for the category in New York. For more information, please click here.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Chinese Paintings – Classical sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 894 1177
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 9013