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Category: Paintings and Drawings

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Asia Week: A Magnificent Chinese Imperial Dragon Vase at Freemans

    With the Asia Week events just wrapping up in the USA, there are still a few more important Asian art themed auctions coming up on the block. Freeman’s in Philadelphia will be offering their important Asian Arts sale on April 8th.  Historically, the Freeman’s Asian art auctions features hundreds of…

    Asia Week A Magnificent Chinese Imperial Dragon Vase at Freemans
  • Auction Industry

    Never-Before-Seen Yayoi Kusama Artworks from Dr. Hirose’s Private Collection Come to Auction

    Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s artworks convey the story of her lifelong struggles and her heartfelt emotions. “With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars,” says Kusama about her repetitive, bright-colored polka…

    Never-Before-Seen Yayoi Kusama Artworks from Dr. Hiroses Private Collection Come to Auction3
  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Toko Shinoda

    Modern Lithograph Available in Contemporary Japanese Art Sale Throughout the 20th century, Japanese artist Toko Shinoda built her own Modernist tradition. Her career lasted over seven decades, taking her from the shores of Japan to the burgeoning artist communities of New York. Shinoda was closely associated with Abstract Expressionism. However,…

    Artist to Know Toko Shinoda1
  • Auction Preview

    Cloisonné and Jade Items Available at Sotheby’s

    Cloisonné is an art technique that uses enamel to decorate metal. Artisans developed the style around the 14th century. Many Chinese artists are known for using cloisonné and jade in their pieces of work, along with porcelain, pottery, and lacquer. Sotheby’s upcoming cloisonné and jade auction will highlight a rare…

    An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel 'bats and clouds' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
  • Exhibitions, Press Release

    On a Newly Designed Digital Platform, Asia Week New York Opens with a Virtual Preview of Major Highlights from Galleries and Auction Houses, March 11

    New York:  Asia Week New York is delighted to present a Virtual Preview of ancient and contemporary treasures from the Far East on Thursday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. (EST); 2:00 p.m. (PST).  To reserve, click here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oA86NxqZSB273qYA5C2gxw UTAGAWA HIROSHIGEToto ryogoku yusen no zu (View of pleasure boats at Ryogoku,…

    On a Newly Designed Digital Platform, Asia Week New York Opens with a Virtual Preview of Major Highlights from Galleries and Auction Houses, March 11
  • Auction Preview

    Gaitonde, Sabavala, and Padamsee Headline Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art Sale

    Sotheby’s will kick-start this year’s Asia Week with a Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction. An abstract canvas by Vasudeo S. Gaitonde leads the catalog. Gaitonde began his career as a figurative artist, later becoming resolutely non-figural, almost geometrical. Executed in 1962, the offered untitled painting shows geometric elements in…

    Vasudeo S. Gaitonde Untitled
  • Auction Preview

    Bonhams to Offer Rare Chinese Works of Art in Upcoming Sale

    In some Buddhist traditions, Maitreya is considered a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven. He is regarded as the future Buddha, who will return to the earthly world only when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have been completely forgotten. The upcoming Bonhams sale features a rare black stone figure of…

  • Auction Guide

    A Guide to This Year’s Asia Week New York Auctions

    Across the industry, auction houses are gearing up for the 12th annual Asia Week New York. This collaborative event brings museums, galleries, specialists, and auction houses together to celebrate the category and emphasize its importance in the United States. It will formally run from March 11th through March 20th, 2021.…

    A Guide to This Years Asia Week New York Auctions1
  • Auction Preview

    Find Ancient Chinese Porcelain in Christie’s Upcoming Sale

    In the upcoming auction, Christie’s will present paintings, sculptures, and decorative art with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. The artistic styles represented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Yongzheng empires. Among the key lots is a famille verte sculpture depicting two boys riding mythical qilin. According to…

  • Auction Result

    The Longest Bidding War of 2020

    Security guard next to Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback by Ren Renfa. Photo from Reuters. After 75 minutes and over 100 bids, a handscroll by Ren Renfa, a prominent artist during the Yuan dynasty, finally sold in Hong Kong. The scroll, Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback, was on…

  • Auction Industry

    With an impressive roster of galleries and auction houses, Asia Week New York powers ahead in 2021

    Rama and Sita, Bilaspur, 1690-1700. Opaque pigments with gold on paper, red border with black and white rules 17.8 by 12 cm., 7 by 4 5/8 in. painting, 21.5 by 15.2 cm., 8 1⁄2 by 6 in. folio. Courtesy: Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. NEW YORK, NY.-The Asia Week…

    With an impressive roster of galleries and auction houses, Asia Week New York powers ahead in 2021
  • Auction Preview

    Ocean Star Auctions Offers Chinese Fine Art This December

    In Mahayana Buddhism, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva or Universal Virtue is considered to be the Sūtra (string or thread) of meditation and the practice of repentance. Possessing divine powers, the body of the Universal Virtue is described as having infinite size. The second part of the upcoming Christmas Exclusive Chinese Fine Art…

    A Gem Inlaid Gild Bronze Statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
  • Auction Preview

    Upcoming Chinese and Japanese Art Sale Offers Jades, Lacquerwork, Katanas

    Bonhams’ upcoming sale of Chinese and Japanese art will highlight a Japanese suzuri-bako and matching bunko box made in the style of Ogata Kōrin. Known for his paintings on ceramics, Kōrin was a lacquerer of the Rinpa school. Dating back to the 18th C Edo period, these pieces were inspired…

    STYLE OF OGATA KORIN (1658-1716)
  • Auction Preview

    Oakridge Auction Gallery Brings Art, Antiques, & Silver To Auction

    Paul Starrett Sample was a leading American painter in the early 1940s. He mostly painted the struggling life of people during the Great Depression — a subject that would recur throughout his early oeuvre. Sample’s works were closely associated with Social Realism, though he drifted to Regionalism later in his…

    Paul Starrett Sample, Grey Boats
  • Auction Preview

    Upcoming Oakridge Auction Gallery Event Highlights Asian Artifacts from the 18th Century

    According to a Chinese legend, Hanshan and Shinde lived during the Tang dynasty and were close friends who fell in love with the same girl. When Shinde realized this, he abandoned all worldly pleasures to become a monk. Hanshan joined his friend in monkhood. Known as the holy He-He Er…

    Chinese White Jade Carved Hehe Erxian Statue, 18th Century
  • Auction Preview

    Ocean Star Auctions to Offer Range of Asian Art

    In Buddhism, the goddess Tara is considered an embodiment of wisdom. According to mythology, the deity guides human beings along the path to enlightenment. A Chinese gilt bronze sculpture of Tara is highlighted in the upcoming Fine Asian Art Collection, presented by Ocean Star Auctions. Along with sculpture, the sale…

    A Chinese Gild Bronze Tara Statue
  • Auction Preview

    No Reserve Single Owner Los Angeles Collector, Session II

    In ancient China, powdered tobacco was widely used as a treatment for mild illness. This tobacco was stored in snuff bottles. In the 18th century, these bottles appeared as a status symbol and were manufactured at a much greater volume for the public. The second session of the Single Owner…

    Chinese Carnelian Covered Box
  • Auction Preview

    No Reserve Single Owner Los Angeles Collector, Session I

    The production of porcelain decorative art reached its height during the Chinese Ming dynasty. These porcelain pieces, particularly moon flasks, were often made in a traditional style. Moon flasks were mainly designed with symbolic floral motifs that reflected the passing seasons. A blue-glazed moon flask vase is among the highlights…

    Chinese Enameled Porcelain Covered Container
  • Auction Industry

    Gianguan Auctions sale highlights early Buddhist art, historic paintings & jade carvings

    Lot 31 Northern Wei, A Very Rare Jade Carving of Sakyamuni Maitreya. NEW YORK, NY.-Gianguan Auctions will hold its online auction sale this October 11. Presenting top tier Buddhist art in its splendid forms with an outstanding collection of jade, crystal and ceramic devotional statues, reflecting regional and highly personal interpretations…

    Gianguan Auctions sale highlights early Buddhist art, historic paintings & jade carvings
  • Auction Preview

    The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative

    The fahua glaze was developed in the early 13th century during the Yuan dynasty. This low-temperature glaze is used to create shades of blue, green, yellow, purple, and white. Known for its aesthetics, fahua remains a popular glaze for Chinese ceramics. A pair of fahua-glazed figures of seated lions is…