When Asia Week New York opened on Thursday, March 11, it was entering unchartered territory. Before the pandemic, galleries and auction houses were abuzz with international collectors, curators and Asian art enthusiasts seeking out treasures. While 13 New York galleries are open by appointment, all 29 exhibitions went digital on a newly revamped platform, attracting a number of buyers on opening weekend.
“We are very pleased with the enthusiastic response from visitors to the website, many of whom made significant purchases and have decided to extend the virtual viewing rooms through March 27th,” says Asia Week New York chairperson Katherine Martin.
As of press time, reported sales from the online viewing rooms include:
Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints: Chiura Obata (1885-1975):Setting Sun, Sacramento; Evening Glow, Mono Lake;Lake Mary Inyo National Forest
Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch: A neglected heroine, Guler, 1760-70
HK Art & Antiques: A shelf cabinet, Joseon Dynasty, Korea
Joan B. Mirviss, LTD sold all but two ceramics from her exhibition,Tradition Redefined: Rosanjin and His Rivals
Scholten Japanese Art: Utagawa Hiroshige III (Ando Tokubei) (1842-1894) View of Foreigner's Mansion in Yokohama;Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) The Painting 'Fujiwara Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight' Displayed at the Exhibition for the Promotion of Painting in Autumn 1882; Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) Hunter with Eagle Diptych; Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) Our Field Artillery Attacks the Enemy Camp at Jiuliancheng; Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) Snow Scene at Kourne Hikibune-dori;Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) A Collection of Pictures of Chignon Wigs to Put On; Utagawa Sadahide (1807-1873) Home of a Foreign (American) Merchant in Yokohama
Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865):Ichikawa Danjūrō VII in Shibaraku Costume Throwing Beans at Setsubun; Beauty Beneath a Mosquito Net; Ten Scenes from the Vendetta of the Soga Brothers; Bando Mitsugoro III as Minamoto no Yorimasa and Ichikawa Danjuro VII as his Henchman I no Hayata; The Amorous Murasaki Finds Pleasure in Fifty or More Chapters
TAI Modern: Shono Shounsai, Mugwort Basket (Cocoon);Maeda Chikubosai II, Jakago (Gabion-style Flower Basket); Kibe Seiho, Ten Thousand Flowers
The Art of Japan: Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867) Renzan of the Chikuzenya in Maruyama; Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) Winter;Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865, Making Rice Cakes in the Twelfth Month;Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) The Eighth Month: Moon Viewing on the Fifteenth Night (Hatsuki: Tsukimi);
Thomas Murray: Dancing figure sungkit with original side panels
Zetterquist Galleries: An 18th century Treasure Box: Scholar’s Objects from the Shang-Ming Dynasty;Carved Yaozhou Bowl, Song Dynasty, 960-1279, China; Longquan Phoenix Tail Vase, Yuan Dynasty, 1279-1368, China
About Asia Week New York
The collaboration of top-tier international Asian art galleries, the major auction houses-Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’s–and numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions, Asia Week New York is a week-long celebration filled with simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. Participants from the United States and countries abroad unveil an extraordinary selection of museum-quality treasures from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea.
Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York. For more information visit www.asiaweekny.com @asiaweekny #asiaweekny
About Songtsam, Presenting Sponsor
Continuing as Presenting Sponsor for Asia Week New York is Songtsam Hotels, Resorts & Tours, an award-winning luxury boutique hotel group with twelve properties (four Linka resort hotels and eight lodges) located in the Chinese provinces of Tibet and Yunnan. Founded by Baima Duoji, in 2000, the hotel group is the only collection of luxury Tibetan-style retreats found across the Tibetan Plateau that strives to preserve and share the cultures and spirituality of its locale, all the while offering guests sophisticated elegance, refined design, modern amenities, and unobtrusive service in places of natural beauty and cultural interest. For information, visit: www.songtsam.com/en