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Christie's New York Asian Art Week totals $44.7 million
A Rare and Important Thangka of the Green Tara, Tibet, 12 th/ 14th Century. Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000. Price realized: $1,762,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.
NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s concluded its Fall Asian Art Week with a combined total of $44,735,075 (HK$346,768,407/ ₤27,539,785/ €34,488,525) achieved over four days of sales, September 11 to 14.

Jonathan Stone, Chairman and International Head, Asian Art, said: “An 18th century Joseon dynasty blue and white dragon jar, selling for $3.2 million, led a dynamic and diverse series of sales. This week’s auctions, exhibitions, and events demonstrated again Christie’s commitment to all cultures and epochs of Asian art. Other highlights included Hasegawa Tonin’s screens, Egrets and ducks in a winter landscape ($626,500), Vasudeo S. Gaitonde’s painting, Untitled, ($962,500), a thangka of the Green Tara, a world auction record for a Tibetan painting ($1,762,500), and the 12th-10th century B.C. archaic bronze, zun ($1,426,500). There was global participation, reflecting a world-wide demand for the greatest objects of Asian art.”

RESULTS OF ASIAN ART WEEK SALES

JAPANESE & KOREAN ART

11 September 2012
$9,116,600/£5,652,292/€7,110,948/58% by lot/90% by $

TOP LOT:
Lot 193: An Important and Monumental Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Joseon dynasty (18th century). Estimate on request. Price realized: $3,218,500

SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART
12 September 2012
$7,060,625/£4,377,588/€5,507,288/76% by lot/91% by $

TOP LOT:
Lot 315: Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Untitled, oil on canvas, Painted in 1969. Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000. Price realized: $962,500

INDIAN & SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART
12 September 2012
$7,670,750/£4,755,865/€5,983,185/72% by lot/95% by $

TOP LOT:
Lot 558: A Rare and Important Thangka of the Green Tara, Tibet, 12th/ 14th Century. Estimate: $400,000 - $600,000. Price realized: $1,762,500. WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A TIBETAN PAINTING

IN THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE: ASIAN ART REFERENCE BOOKS INCLUDING SELECTIONS FROM THE C.T. LOO LIBRARY
13 September 2012
$1,290,825/£800,312/€993,935/100% by lot/100% by $

TOP LOT:
Lot 810: Mizuno, Seiichi, and Toshio Nagahiro. Yun-Kang The Buddhist Cave-Temples of the Fifth Century A.D. in North China. Kyoto: Jimbunkagaku Kenkyusho Kyoto University, 1951-1956. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Price realized: $74,500

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART
13-14 September 2012
$19,596,275/£11,953,728/€14,893,169/74% by lot/86% by $

TOP LOT:
Lot 1226: A Rare Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Zun, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th Century BC. Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000. Price realized: $1,426,500





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