Press Releases tagged with Asian art

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Kneeling Archer, Qin dynasty (221–206 BC), earthenware, 122 x 62 x 53 cm, Excavated from Pit 2, Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum, 1977, Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China on view in Cincinnati April 20–August 12, 2018

Released: November 20, 2017

CINCINNATI— The formation and vast influence of China’s landmark Qin dynasty will be showcased at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China from April 20 through August 12, 2018. This special exhibition includes 120 objects drawn from the collections of Chinese art museums and archaeological institutes. More than 40 of these works have never been on view in the U.S. before this exhibition. Expanding upon previous exhibitions, Terracotta Army not only includes the impressive terracotta figures, but also considers important works of art from the Q...


18th century Asian Painted Eight-panel Screen

In a Combined Sale Totaling $2.7 Million, Lark Mason Associates Achieves Over $2.2Million

Released: November 16, 2017

Lark Mason Associates’ two-day online auction of Asian Works of Art and Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art concluded on iGavelAuctions.com on October 26th with an impressive result totaling over $2.7 million with 401 lots sold. Said Lark Mason, “We were very pleased with this sale which achieved $2.2 million of the combined total, with many objects far exceeding their estimates.” According to Mason, the Korean Ancestor portrait fetched 25 times more than its high of $15,000. The top ten lots included: *18th century Asian Painted Eight-panel Screen, $562,500 (Lark Mason Asso...


The collection of Asian art at The Met—more than 35,000 objects, ranging in date from the third millennium B.C.  to the 21st century—is one of the largest and is the most comprehensive in the West.

Met Museum Receives $80 Million Gift from the Irving Family

Released: November 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today an exceptional gift of more than $80 million from Trustee Florence Irving and her late husband, Herbert Irving, a Sysco Corp. co-founder who died in 2016. This is the largest financial gift the Met has received in recent history. Mr. Irving's bequest will establish an unrestricted art acquisitions endowment fund, as well as several endowment funds for the Department of Asian Art. These funds will support acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications of the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Himalayas, with a prefere...


Lot 193: 1912 Szechuan 1 Dollar NGC AU-Details L&M-366

Chinese Coins, World Numismatics & Asian Art Feature Heavily at Winter November 23 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: November 14, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Chinese numismatics feature heavily at 888 Auctions’ November 23 sale. Featuring 430 fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, this auction features something for everyone. As we approach the holiday season, interested buyers and collectors will be pleased to find this sale heavily featuring some unique collectibles, most notably some rare Chinese coins and numismatic items perfect as a holiday gift.   The featured lots of the auction are a plethora of quality coins. From that offering of coins, many of them are Chinese...


Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio examining early versions of heads from Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, 2010

Farnsworth Art Museum Presents Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold

Released: November 14, 2017

Beginning on Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine will present a special exhibition of sculptural works by Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957). Ai’s gilded bronze Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold series will be on display in the museum’s Rothschild Gallery through December 30, 2018. This will be the first presentation of the internationally-known artist’s works in Maine, and the first New England showing of his gilded Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze series—his first work of monumental public...


Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse silver pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London around 1861, 8 inches tall (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture at Converse's East Meets West auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 14, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneer...


Chinese marble stelae, with high relief guardians clenching clubs and trampling beastly demons.  Lot 75, Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017

Chinese Buddhist Art Recalls Freer's Passion

Released: November 10, 2017

When the 12th century Chinese fresco “Water-Moon Guanyin” comes to the podium at Gianguan Auctions on December 9, it will be a poignant reminder of the esteem in which Chinese Buddhist art was held by Charles Lang Freer, one of the great 20th century collectors and founder of the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  According to a 2016 paper by the Peabody-Essex Museum’s Curator Daisy Yiyou Wang, the works of Chinese Buddhist art  “were the crowning achievement of the (Freer) collection.“  Kwong Lum, Founder and President of Gianguan Auctions, responded to the article in an intervi...


Framed Fritz Scholder Oil Linen Of A Native Dancer

Eclectic Offering of Fine and Decorative Arts at Schwenke November Fine Estates Auction

Released: November 10, 2017

On Thursday November 16th, Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its November Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 390 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction includes a broad selection of Asian decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, folk art and American country furniture, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. The top lot of the sale is an extensive set of Gorham sterling flatware in the "LaScala" pa...


Oil painting by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari (1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi, signed and dated 1965 ($5,700).

Artworks by Simbari, Soulacroix, Lamotte all perform well at A. B. Levy's Oct. 30th auction

Released: November 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (in Buddhism, a spiritually enlightened person) sailed well past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to sell for $60,000 at A.B. Levy’s Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction held October 30th, online and at A.B. Levy’s gallery in Palm Beach, Fla.   “Walking into the Palm Beach home of the person who owned it, I was instantly fascinated with the carved bodhisattva figure and looked forward to the opportunity of bringing it to auction,” said Albert Levy of A.B....


Made in North Korea by Nicholas Bonner.  Published by Phaidon

Made in North Korea: Graphics From Everyday Life in the DPRK

Released: November 8, 2017

In a new book with 500 illustrations, North Korea is uncensored and unfiltered – ordinary life in the world's most secretive nation, captured in never-before-seen ephemera. "An insight into the banalities of a country's whose name is synonymous with the cult of personality, political and cultural oppression, and the threat of nuclear war." —Independent The 240-page new release, Made in North Korea (Phaidon), by Nicholas Bonner, uncovers the fascinating and surprisingly beautiful graphic culture of North Korea - from packaging to hotel brochures, luggage tags to tickets for the world-fa...


Song Dynasty fresco.  Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017 sale.

Chinese Frescos, Modern Paintings, Seals and Zisha Teapots Lead Gianguan's December 9 Sale.

Released: November 7, 2017

Collectors of revered objects–from Song Dynasty frescos to Yuan ceramics, classic and modern art to signature seals and Zisha teapots–will find strong collections at Gianguan Auctions upcoming sale on Saturday, December 9. The lead Buddhist work of art is a Song Dynsaty fresco panel depicting the Water-Moon Guanyin, also known as Avalokiteshvara of the Southern Seas. She is portrayed in the traditional posture, seated on rockery, wearing robes and an elaborate headdress with gilt highlights, all backed by a double mandorla. The robes are outlined in thread relief making for an exceptiona...


Mix of Historic and Contemporary Ensures Success for 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: November 7, 2017

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Co-Producers of the Boston International Fine Art Show are thrilled to announce the success of the 21st annual event. Forty exhibitors from the United States, France, and the UK dazzled the weekend crowds with a strong mixture of historic and contemporary works on offer. An elegant gala preview sponsored by Yvel, the internationally known jewelry company from Israel and Boston’s own Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders drew close to 400 attendees on Thursday, October 19 to start the show. Throughout the weekend six special programs were offere...


David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

Released: November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, with the drop in temperature and the mad dash towards the holiday season, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a quality offering of jewelry and Asian art for the discerning collector.   54 Modern paintings, lead the way in the November 9 sale. Highlighting the list of paintings is Lot 84, a David Hockney (b. 1937) oil on canvas painting featuring quite possibly the most famous of his subjects: ...


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Long Orange Tail, 1948, Sheet metal, brass, wire and paint, 3 3/4 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches.  Estimate: $150,000-250,000

Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction at Doyle on November 15

Released: November 1, 2017

Doyle’s auction on Wednesday, November 15 in New York showcases paintings, drawings and sculpture from the late 19th century to the current day. Session I at 11am is devoted to Impressionist & Modern Art by European and American artists. Offered are works ranging from Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to German Expressionism and early Modernism. Highlighting Session I are two works by French artist Jean Metzinger (1883-1956). A good example of the "mechanical" style of Cubism that flourished during the 1920s is Nature Morte (Still Life), painted a...


FURUTANI KAZUYA Shigaraki jar, 21st century, magnificent tea leaf storage jar, 18 inches high

ZEN INK & CLAY

Released: October 31, 2017

Two hundred years ago three Zen monks from the Daitoku-ji in Kyoto collaborated to create a single stroke Mt. Fuji accompanied by three poems which extolled the wonder of the iconic mountain. This work exemplifies the focus of the show which reveals the melding of image, calligraphy, and poetic verse incorporated in many Zen works. The philosophy extended to tea ceramics, tea bowls, tea containers, water jars, and storage jars. Calligraphy of bold strokes on a six panel screen, once translated, provides a glimpse of a monk seated in early morning dew, touching a venerable tree, desiring ...


Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), titled Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children (1780), signed and dated (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Oil painting from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806) will be auctioned Nov. 11

Released: October 30, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.   For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, G...


Elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J.F.  Soulacroix (1825-1879), titled Enchantee (est.  $50,000-$80,000).

Beautifully detailed figural rendering by Charles J.F. Soulacroix (Fr., 1825-1879) will be auctioned Oct. 30

Released: October 23, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – An elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J. F. Soulacroix (1825-1879), an exceptional pair of cased French dueling pistols from around 1840 and a Hermes shiny crocodile Birkin women’s handbag are three expected top lots at A. B. Levy’s 300-lot Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction set for Monday, Oct. 30th. The sale will be held in A. B. Levy’s gallery, located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting at 2 pm Eastern. Exactly 300 lots will come up for bid, featuring property from Palm Beach estates. The list of artis...


October 26, 2017: RARE COINS, CHINESE NUMISMATICS & ASIAN ART

1988 Fine Gold Panda Coin Leads Way in Rare Coins, Chinese Numismatics & Asian Art Auctions

Released: October 16, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Thursday, October 26 marks 888 Auctions’ inaugural auction dedicated to numismatic items with a special focus on Chinese gold and silver panda coins. The 426-lot auction will also be featuring rare coins from all over the world and will also be accompanied by 888 Auctions’ usual complement of Asian fine and decorative arts, including finely carved jadeite objects, porcelain ceramics, furniture and jewelry.   Released for the first time in 1982 (Gold) and 1983 (Silver) by the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese Panda continues to be one of the most eagerly awaited co...


A Chinese Huanghuali Canopy Bed, dating to the early Qing Dynasty

iGavel Auctions Announces Robust Fall Schedule of Asian Works of Art

Released: October 16, 2017

Lark Mason Associates 2017 fall Asian art sales on the iGavel Auctions platform are now underway through the end of November with five specialized sales spanning all the arts of Asia. The season got off to an excellent start in New York during September Asian Art week with an exhibition of Snuff Bottles, Jades, and Ceramics from a Southern Collector. The sale’s closing on October 3rd realized a total of $267,550 well above the high estimate of $160,100. In addition, visitors from around the world poured over selections from four other fall Asian art auctions. Japanese Prints and Asian ...


Chen Lin, Y17-N06, Acrylic on Wood Panel,80x100cm,2017

Your Eyes II: Little Narratives Group Exhibition

Released: October 14, 2017

In November 2017, Art+ Shanghai Gallery will present a second edition of “I Will Be Your Eyes” group exhibition series by CAFA post-graduates. This edition of the show, entitled “Little Narratives” will feature the works by seven emerging artists including Chen Lin, Chen Wen, Gong Zhanlei, Lei lei, Li Yang, Tan Danwu and Wang Chengpu. The show will span a vast array of media: oil on canvas, wood sculpture, porcelain, photography and installation, it will offer a visual experience of great variety, complexity and wonderment.             The French postmodern philosopher Jean-Francois Lyot...


Satish Gujral, Untitled,1963, Encaustic on canvas, 17.2 x 22 in.  Courtesy DAG Modern - India's Rockerfeller Artists

India’s Rockefeller Artists: An Indo-U.S. Cultural Saga

Released: October 11, 2017

DAG Modern will present India’s Rockefeller Artists: An Indo-U.S. Cultural Saga in its New York gallery at 41 East 57th Street at the Fuller Building in Midtown, Manhattan. The exhibition, from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 2018, showcases iconic works of the Indian painters and sculptors who travelled to the US on grants enabled by John D. Rockefeller III’s philanthropic vision, first through the JDR 3rd Fund (1963–1979) and then through the Asian Cultural Council. These artists were brought to the US to see and understand American art and also to share their own learnings and experiences throu...


20th century Chinese Green Jade Seal Paste BOx

Lark Mason Associates Achieves Stunning Results For Chinese Snuff Bottles and Small Treasures

Released: October 10, 2017

The fall season at Lark Mason Association on  iGavelAuctions.com  got off to a strong start with its sale of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Jades, and Ceramics from a Southern Collector. The auction included 250 lots with a diverse selection of snuff bottles, small jade fittings and objects of personal use and adornment. A small circular domed Chinese Green Jade Seal Paste Box and Cover, of extraordinary quality with a delicately incised gilt Qianlong mark, received determined bidding from numerous locations around the globe with 75 bids and a final result of  $37,900, with bidding extended by an ...


Panel showing Christ enthroned © Private collection UK

First Exhibition to Explore the Art of Five Major World Religions Includes One of the Earliest Depictions of Christ

Released: October 5, 2017

The Ashmolean, Oxford, will stage the first major exhibition to explore the visual cultures of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism as these five religions spread across Asia and Europe in the first millennium. Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions (19 October 2017–18 February 2018), curated by Jaś Elsner and Stefanie Lenk, presents the culmination of new research into the art history of religions undertaken by the Empires of Faith project based at the British Museum and the University of Oxford. The project explores the different visual cultures of ...


Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases.  Measuring at 31 inches by 24 inches, this Serebriakova piece is expected to exceed its high estimate of $12,000

Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles Headlines 888 Auctions’ October 12 Auction

Released: September 26, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – The middle of the autumn season brings forth another auction featuring Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles, and Asian Art October 12th. Consisting of 400 fresh-to-market items, an eclectic selection of modern paintings, jade carved items, jewelry, porcelain ceramics, and bronze statues are expected to achieve outstanding prices.   Headlining the modern paintings category are several standout pieces. One piece stands above the rest however: Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases. Measuri...


The Akiko Yamazaki & Jerry Yang Pavilion (exterior), concept design by wHY, 2017.  Rendering © wHY and Asian Art Museum.

SF's Asian Art Museum Unveils Plan for $90 Million Expansion

Released: September 26, 2017

New Exhibition Pavilion, Art Terrace and Fresh Interpretive Approaches in Galleries Affirm the Local Relevance and Global Impact of Asian Art.   Project Supported by Largest Cash Gift in Museum’s History The Asian Art Museum, one of San Francisco’s foremost cultural institutions, today unveiled details of a $90 million investment in the museum’s future, one that will transform public engagement — both locally and globally — with the world-renowned collection, exhibitions and cultural programs offered by the city-owned museum.   In early 2018, construction will begin on the centerpiece...


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