18 avril 2020

The “rebellious spirit” of Tantra to be explored for the first time at the British Museum

Chakrasamvara, Eastern India, 1100s. © The Trustees of the British Museum LONDON - Dr Imma Ramos, curator of Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, said: “This major exhibition will capture the rebellious spirit of Tantra, with its potential to disrupt prevailing social, cultural and political establishments. Tantra is usually equated with sex in the West, but it should be understood as part of a broader philosophy of transgression. We will demonstrate Tantra’s enduring potential for opening up new ways of seeing... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2019

Exceptional Dineley Collection of Buddhist Art offered at Bonhams

  Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- This November, Bonhams will present the exceptional Mark and Peter Dineley Collections of Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhist Art. Fresh to the market, the works are to be offered across a series of sales in London Knightsbridge, London New Bond Street, and Hong Kong. This remarkable and diverse collection comprises more than 40 gilt-bronze Buddhist figures and ritual and ceremonial objects, spanning from the 16th to the 19th century. The highlight is an exceptional 17th... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2018

A fine gilt-bronze figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajravetali, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 13. A fine gilt-bronze figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajravetali, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 23cm (9in) high. Estimate 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 1,250,000 (€ 136,830) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The yidam and consort striding in alidhasana trampling a menagerie of animals including geese and bulls raised on prone figures of deities on a separate beaded lotus throne, the central ferocious buffalo face surrounded by six human faces and two above, the primary hands wrapped... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2018

Christie's announces a series of auctions, viewings, and events during Asia Week New York

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 16-23. This season presents six distinct live auctions featuring approximately 650 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes through contemporary Indian painting. In addition to the dedicated category sales, this season includes two stand-alone auctions, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, the third auction of a sale series of superb... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Buddhist art including property from the Nyingjei Lam collection

  A magnificent and monumental gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Yuan dynasty – Hongwu period. Height 116.8 cm. Est. HK$20,000,000 – 30,000,000/US$2,600,000 – 3,800,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- This autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2017 presents The Heart of Tantra ­– Buddhist Art Including Property from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, a themed sale which will be held on 3 October at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Capturing the rich artistic tradition of bronze... [Lire la suite]