The galleries of Sotheby’s New York headquarters are overflowing with the rich range of artworks that comprise Asia Week. The multi-floor exhibition has been filled with guests this week and will continue to be on view through the weekend in advance of the auctions. Asia Week 15–29 March | New York
One of China’s most distinguished diplomats, Dr Vi-kyuin Wellington Koo (1888–1985) served as a delegate, as a foreign-policy and financial minister, as an ambassador during World War II and as vice-president of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Mrs Juliana Young Koo (1905–2017) married Wellington Koo in 1959 and lived to the advanced age of 111. Together, the pair travelled the world and collected Chinese paintings and calligraphy – click through to see their adventures and offerings from the upcoming Asia Week auctions. Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy 23 March | New York Saturday at Sotheby's 24 March | New York
On 27 February, Sotheby’s welcomed collectors and curators in the Bay Area to preview the Chew Family Collection at NanHai Art. Surrounded by the masterworks of Chinese paintings, Artist and Sotheby’s Senior Consultant Arnold Chang gave a presentation on The Life and Art of Zhang Daqian with Professor Mark Dean Johnson from the San Francisco State University. The seventy-six paintings and calligraphy assembled by two generations of the Chew Family will be later on public exhibition during Sotheby’s Asia Week. The collection has added luster of the family’s lasting friendship with one of the most illustrious modern Chinese artist Zhang Daqian. Highlight includes the Water And Sky Gazing After Rain In Splashed Color, a monumental horizontal scroll that was never published or exhibited to the public before. The Chew Family Collection of Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy 22 March | New York
Sotheby’s is privileged to present the Chew Family Collection this March. Thoughtfully assembled and carefully preserved for decades, the paintings and calligraphy bring to life the very personal side to collecting. They're a fitting ode to the family’s artistic eye and their friendships with artists and collectors in California and beyond.
Thomas, Joan, and Frances Chew enthusiastically collected Chinese paintings and calligraphy across two generations. The collection features works by renowned painter Zhang Daqian—a close friend of the family—and will be offered during Asia Week in New York on 22 March 2018. Frances Chew, known as Sister Asha, dedicated her life to helping those in need, and proceeds from the sale will benefit charitable causes.
Sotheby’s March 2018 edition of Asia Week features a diverse array of Chinese, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works of art and paintings dating from the Neolithic period to the present day. Over 1,300 lots spanning more than 4,000 years of history will be offered in eleven exciting auctions, accompanied by a variety of events and lectures by renowned figures in the field. Click ahead to browse this season’s highlights. To view a comprehensive list of sales and events, please visit sothebys.com/asiaweek. 中文閱讀
In conjunction with Asia Week New York, the annual city-wide celebration of Asian art, Sotheby’s will present a diverse array of Chinese, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works of art and paintings dating from the Neolithic period to the present day. Over 1,300 lots spanning more than 4,000 years of history will be offered in an exciting week of sales, accompanied by a variety of events and lectures by renowned figures in the field. Please refer to the schedule of sales and events below. 中文閱讀
Achieving more than $104.8 million, Sotheby’s 2016 Chinese art auctions in New York featured many extraordinary lots, often selling for more than five times their estimates. Watch the video to view 2016’s most impressive highlights, including two 100%-sold auctions, and discover why now is an ideal time to consign your Chinese paintings and works of art to Sotheby's. For a complimentary valuation of your artwork, simply email photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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