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Fresh off the press! My recent Orientations Chinese Art and Paintings Auction Report!


Just in time for the autumn edition of Asia Week New York is my most recent report on the Chinese Art and Paintings auction market! You can find it in the September/October 2019 issue of Orientations Magazine.

The magazine should be available for purchase at most museum bookstores. Or you can order individual copies and subscribe through the Orientation's website. Published six times a year, a one year subscription to Orientations costs USD 105, while two years is USD 198. They are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary!

In my current highlights report, I go through the top selling artworks from the Spring 2019 auction season at Bonhams, Christie’s and Sotheby’s to discuss the current market trends. This includes record prices for Chinese modern paintings led by Zao Wouki (1921-1913) and Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), the popularity of objects with imperial connections including a rare cinnabar lacquer throne from the Qianlong Period (1736-1795) that sold for GBP 6.11 million, and the high demand for objects deaccessioned from renowned museum collections.

This issue of Orientations focuses on the New Arts of China Galleries at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and the eagerly anticipated reopening of the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) after three years of renovations.

On the cover is Waterway by modernist master Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) which will be part of a featured exhibition celebrating the reopening of the HKMoA in late November. Hopefully I will be able to attend the big reception!

As for me, the fall season is underway, so I will be off on my busy travel schedule. I will be in New York for the Asian Art sales, and in the coming weeks I will be off to Chicago, Vancouver, Montreal and Hong Kong.

You can always follow my Asian Art adventures through my Instagram account @anthonywuart, and I will be frequently publishing highlights from the North American regional auction houses through my Bidsquare.com blogs. if you have any questions or comments, please send me an email.

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