Chinese Art Market Trends - just in time for Asia Week NYC!
My next Orientations article will be featured in their March/April 2017 edition where I discusses Chinese art market trends and highlights from the past Fall. Aptly titled "Chinese Works of Art Auction Highlights - Autumn 2016", the issue should hit museums and bookstores in the coming days - just in time for the start of Asia Week!
This review covers international auction results from the 'Big Three' international houses - Bonham's, Christie's and Sotheby's. Hopefully readers will get a sense of what to look out for when they are attending the previews and going through the catalogues in the coming months. In addition to Ming and Qing Imperial porcelain, take a closer look at early Buddhist sculpture, archaic jades and ANYTHING with significant provenance.
The cover of the March/April issue features a Chinese gilt bronze rhinoceros from the 3rd Century BC. This rare sculpture will be featured in the Metropolitan of Art's newest exhibition 'Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasty', on from April 3 to July 16 2017.
I will be in New York for the Asia Week events from the 9th to 14th of March. If you see me at the various auction previews, dealer shows, or museum openings, please say hi!
On the regional auction side of things, look out for my upcoming blog on Bidsquare.com. I will be presenting the Asian Art highlights for regional houses including Leslie Hindman in Chicago and Skinner's in Boston. These will be featured on their blog site 'On the Square'.
See you soon and keep checking back for more news from my Asian Art adventures.
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