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Christie's New York | Asian Art Week in September: Highlights and Schedule | Auctions News –



Asian Art Week of Christie’s New York will occur from 14 September to 29 September. There is a total of six sales and events – both virtually and at the Rockefeller Plaza galleries in New York. It will showcase artworks from different categories of Asian art, ranging from Himalayan bronzes, paintings and prints by Hokusai, a parcel-gilt silver ‘rhinoceros’ dish, huanghuali furniture, Tyeb Mehta and more.

Here is an overview of the sales, together with the highlight lots:

Japanese and Korean Art

Special sessions cover Japanese and Korean artworks such as paintings, porcelain, lacquerware and Buddha statues. This season brings paintings and prints by various Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints and paintings) masters, such as Katsushika Hokusai, Toshusai Sharaku, Utagawa Hiroshige, as well as Kyoto Kiyomizu Sansaka Art Museum’s old Collection and the iron sculptures of the Edo period (1603-1867).

Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

Features fine Himalayan Buddhist artworks and Indian paintings. The sale is led by one of the category’s highlights, 14-15th century Tibetan gilt bronze statue of Cakrasamvara and Vajravarahi.

South Asian Modern and Contemporary Indian Art

South Asian modern and contemporary art is mainly based in India. The section’s highlight is Indian artist Akbar Padamsee’s Untitled (Mirror Image), as well as more Tyeb Mehta’s Figure.

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art  

All categories of Chinese antiques are included in these sales of Asian artworks. This season’s leading work is Tang Silver Partial Gilt Rhino Plate. In addition, huanghuali furniture (late Ming to early Qing dynasty, circa 16th-18th century), which was very popular in recent years, is also featured.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), The Great Wave off Kanagawa | Woodblock prints

Sale: Japanese and Korean Art
Created in 1831
Estimate: US$150,000 – $200,000

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Kajikazawa in Kai Province | Polychrome woodblock print

Sale: Japanese and Korean Art
Created in circa 1830-1831
Provenance: Ernest Archibald Taylor (1874-1951)
Estimate: US$80,000 – $120,000

Large gilt bronze statue of Cakrasamvara and Vajravarahi | Dansati Monastery in central Tibet

Created in second half of 14th century – first half of 15th century
Height: 31.3 cm
Provenance: New York Private Collection, 1970s
Sale: Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art
Estimate: US$1,000,000 – $1,500,000

Tyeb Mahta (1925-2009), Figure | Oil on canvas

90.2 x 64.8 cm
Created in 1961
Sale: South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art
Estimate: US$200,000 – $300,000

Akbar Padamsee (1928-2020), Untitled (Mirror Image) | Oil on canvas

121.9 x 243.8 cm, diptych
Created in 2005
Sale: South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art
Estimate: US$600,000 – $800,000

Silver Partial-Gilt Rhino Plate

Created in Tang dynasty (618-907 CE) 
Diameter: 15.2 cm
Weight: 315g

  • Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1953
  • Sotheby’s London, “Masterpieces of Chinese Precious Metalwork, Early Gold and Silver” Auction Sale, 14 May 2018, Lot 59

Sale: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Estimate: US$1,000,000 – $1,500,000

Silver animal pattern adorned bowl 

Created in Tang dynasty (618-907 CE) 
Diameter: 16.5 cm
Weight: 331g
Sale: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Estimate: US$900,000 – $1,200,000

Ornamented Jade Tiger

Created in Late Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BCE)
Length: 11.1 cm
Sale: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Estimate: US$300,000 – $500,000

A pair of important 17th century huanghuali dali marble | Inset horseshoe-back armchairs

Created in Late Ming to early Qing dynasty (circa 16th-18th century)
95.8 x 59 x 48.3 cm
Provenance: Nicholas Grindley Ltd., London, 1987
Sale: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 
Estimate: US$600,000 – 800,000 

12 symbol Kesi Dragon Robe

Created in Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1735-1820)
222.3 x 146.1 cm
Sale: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Estimate: US$100,000 – 150,000

Lama bronze sculpture 

Created in 18th century | Tibet, China
Length: 22.2 cm
Provenance: 10 December 1974 London Sotheby’s Auctrion, Lot 34
Sale: Asia! (Asian Art)
Estimate: US$7,000 – 9,000

Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806), Portrait of Courtesan: Shinateru of the Okamoto House | Woodblock print

Created in circa 1797
Sale: From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints, Online Sale
Estimate: US$10,000 – $20,000

Katsushika Hokusai | Ejiri in Suruga Province from the series Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji

Created in circa 1830-1832
Sale: From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints, Online Sale
Estimate: US$2,000 – 3,000

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), “Mishima River in Mutsu”, from the “Souvenirs of Travel I” series | Woodblock print

Created in Summer 1919
Sale: From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints, Online Sale
Estimate: US$8,000 – $12,000

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New App Aims to Promote Province's Thriving Art Community – VOCM



A new app aims to get people outside and appreciating art in public places all over the province.

The Explore Art NL app leads users to more than 100 existing works of art in communities from St. John’s to Makkovik, inviting people to spend more time in those locations, while possibly meeting others with mutual appreciation.

The works thus far include everything from sculptures to memorials and murals, but anyone can upload their own creations to the growing list.

Business and Arts NL executive director Amy Henderson says they modelled their app on a smaller version in Manitoba.

She says they were inspired by the app used by the Winnipeg Arts Council, but needed to expand it on a larger scale for the entire province.

Vanessa Iddon came up with the design for their so-called ‘Art Car’, a Genesis GV80 which will be touring the region to promote the new app.

The overall initiative is also supported by the federal government, City of St. John’s and Tract Consulting.

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Art Crawl bounces back for 2021 – Coast Reporter



The 2021 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, from Oct. 20 to 24, will feature more venues, more artists, and fewer pandemic-related changes than were in place in 2020, unless new health orders are issued before then by the provincial government.

“Because there are so many individual venues, there’s no way we can do any kind of [COVID-related] recommendations overall, other than that the venues follow the provincial guidelines,” Coast Cultural Alliance (CCA) board member and spokesperson Linda Williams told Coast Reporter.

In 2020, the Art Crawl dropped to 97 venues, down by nearly half from the record high of 186 locations in those heady pre-COVID days of October 2019.

This year, the number of venues has jumped back up, to 164, with more than 250 artists participating.

The 2020 version also tried to accommodate health concerns by offering vendors some options, as on online-only venue, or taking in visitors only by appointment. Those choices aren’t on the table for 2021, but the overarching guideline is still safety-first.

“We are following all the health regulations, period,” Williams said.

At press time, the only restriction on indoor events where participants are not seated is that masks be worn at all times by those over the age of 12. Requiring proof of vaccination is optional for venues where the number of visitors is kept under 50. Some smaller Art Crawl venues might ask for vaccination cards, but for now that’s at their discretion.

“We were just going to have to take responsibility as individuals, as artists and as visitors,” said Williams.

Sign-in sheets will be required for all venues, not for pandemic contact purposes, but in order that the CCA can collect a few statistics.

Art crawlers can also answer a quick online survey to be eligible for prizes of a two-night stay at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina, or ferry travel vouchers. Winners will be named in a draw to be held on Oct. 31.

Williams noted there are 46 new venues this year. Also, there are more in the Pender Harbour area than ever – 15. And for some reason, there’s been a blossoming of new Art Crawl locations at the west end of Beach Avenue in Roberts Creek.

“There are eight of them that are on Beach Avenue close to Henderson (Road) this year,” she said. “And I think seven of them are new.”

The Art Crawl is also welcoming a new major sponsor this year, Longman Developments.

“They’ve come in because their core values are similar to ours, in community-building,” said Williams. Sunshine Coast Credit Union is also back as a major sponsor, Williams noted, as it has been since 2010.

Art Crawl does receive modest grant support from local governments but is not eligible for provincial or federal funding, so is otherwise dependent on local business sponsorships and $135 venue fees to make the event possible.

The Art Crawl generated close to $600,000 in sales and commissions in 2019.

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Art Beat: Coast artist heads to show in New York City – Coast Reporter



Roberts Creek artist Kandice Keith is on the U.S. East Coast this week to show her nature-inspired paintings at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, Thursday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 26. “It’s a really amazing opportunity,” Keith said in an interview. “I’m very fortunate.” Keith was set to go to the twice-yearly fair in March 2020, but the outbreak of COVID-19 put an end to that plan. “This is a make-up for that show,” Keith said. She’s also slated to return to the NYC fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion next March. You can see some of Keith’s vivid and luminous work currently on display at the Gumboot Café.


Anna Lumiere, Grant Olsen, and Coast String Fiddlers are among the performers featured at Oktoberfest, which has been on all week in downtown Sechelt until Friday, Sept. 24. A full rundown of acts and events can be found at Celebrations move to Rockwood Lodge on from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, where more live music is planned. Prizes for best lederhosen and beer stein.


FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park had planned an opening reception last Saturday for its new, juried exhibition, A Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process. The reception has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scent and Soul

You can meet Rohanna Goodwin Smith, author of Scent and Soul: The Extraordinary Power of the Sense of Smell, at One Flower One Leaf Gallery on Marine Drive in Gibsons, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Live Music

Peter Van plays a solo show on piano at the Clubhouse Restaurant in Pender Harbour on Friday Sept. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Then, for a $5 cover on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. you can hear the Steve Hinton Band.

The Howesounders host a Friday night jam session at Roberts Creek Legion on Sept. 24, starting at 7 p.m. Sign up at the door to book some solo- or group stage-time. On Saturday, Sept. 25, there’s a Jeevious/Jaggs Jambouree, where members of the Jeevious family and a few players from Vancouver’s Staggers and Jaggs will shake things up for a few hours, starting at 7 p.m. Jim Foster is at the Backeddy Resort and Marina in Egmont, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Banditry Cider on Pratt Road in Gibsons is staging its first Apple Festival on Sunday Sept. 26, with a lot of family-friendly frivolity starting at 11 a.m. The band The Burying Ground plays from 4 to 6 p.m.

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