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Asia Week New York 2016 Achieves $130 Million In Total Art Sales

Mar 23, 2016 03:04 PM EDT
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(Courtesy of Asia Week NY - Onishi Gallery / Asia Week New York 2016 Exhibition, Kogei: Contemporary Japanese Art)

Asia Week New York, the 10-day annual Asian art event, concluded with $130 million in total sales.

From March 10 through March 19, 45 well-known galleries invited local and international collectors, curators and Asian art specialists into their spaces. Buyers from Mainland China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Korea, Europe and the U.S. were present to view the latest Asian art collections. 

Exhibited works dated back to the 18th century, including ceramics, paintings, contemporary Japanese photography, textiles, metalwork and decorative art pieces. Major participating auction houses including Christie's, Doyle, Bonhams and Sotheby's experienced an impressively strong and consistent record of sales throughout the 10 days. 

The goal of Asia Week New York each year is to celebrate and promote Asian Art and to broaden its cultural importance throughout the city and nationwide. The 2014 edition reached $200 million in total sales and in 2015 sales reached $360 million. 

Scroll through the slide show to preview some of the works from this year's Asia Week New York. 

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