Christie’s announces the first virtual Asian Art Week 2020

New York – This July Christie’s announces its biannual visual feast of Asian art is taking place in a fully digital format for the first time. Asian Art Week Online July 2020 presents a series of online auctions, virtual viewings, and digital events from July 7-24. From rare Song-dynasty ceramics and 17th-century Japanese screens to Tyeb Mehta’s seminal exploration of his Falling Figure, Asian Art Week offers an extraordinary breadth of work drawn from over 3,000 years of artmaking on the vast continent. View the art online in rich detail, explore our enhanced virtual viewing rooms, and read more about the highlights of the sales beginning July 7 on Christies.com. The virtual exhibition will be available on July 10. Additional information on the individual auctions is included in the following pages.

Tina Zonars, Chairman of Asian Art at Christie’s, remarks: “We are delighted to announce our first-ever Online installment of Asian Art Week, which will include a comprehensive array of sales spanning many epochs and categories of Asian art. Throughout this unprecedented period, it has been encouraging to witness the extraordinary amount of online activity which is taking place. Clients from 80 countries have participated in online sales, with 35% of buyers new to Christie’s. Online sales for the Asian art category have performed with exceptionally strong results, with sell-through rates ranging from high 80s to 99%.This lockdown period has been an unparalleled time of change and innovation. As an organization we are leading the way with innovative offerings and developing digital platforms that allow us to serve our clients to the highest standards possible.”

The global calendar of upcoming Asian Art auctions follows the July 2020 online sales.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had auction sales in 2019 that totalled £4.5 billion / $5.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price – see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.

Vivien Leigh

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