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Results of fall Asia week auctions 2021
From September 22nd to 23rd, Heritage Auctions offered a two-day event featuring fine and decorative Asian art. There were 574 bidders, who spent $1,327,281 at the auction house. Among the auction results, a 14th-century ink painting attributed to Chen Yu sold for $137,500. The painting shows a scholar and his assistants examining landscape paintings, likely created at the beginning of the Ming dynasty. Among the notable lots were a Chinese blue and white bowl from the Qing dynasty, an Indian sandstone sculpture, and a Korean celadon vessel from the Joseon dynasty.
Heritage Offered Sir Elton John’s Extraordinary Custom Touring Piano at Auction
He signed his name in black ink, bidding farewell to the piano he had used throughout the 1970s and 80s. Sir Elton John acquired the piano after customizing its keys to be more sensitive to very light touch in August of 1975. It was found by Curtis Schwartz, a producer and sound engineer who knew little about the piano's history with Sir Elton John.
While Paul McCartney performed on the Steinway during the Live Aid finale, over a billion people watched the concert. Freddie Mercury also played the piano for Queen during the 1978 tour, A Day at the Races. This grand piano was built in 1972 in New York, stands 8 feet 11 inches tall, and includes the original bench. The upcoming auction includes memorabilia from other famous musicians besides Sir Elton John's grand piano.
World’s Largest Auction of Anime Animation Art Breaks The Old Record of $2.1 Million at Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions held its first-ever auction dedicated to anime, or anime art, June 25-27, at which some of the most iconic and award-winning anime films were sold for more than $2.1 million. A record 2,853 bidders from around the world attended the Art of Anime and Everything Cool Auction. The auction boasted sell-through rates of 100 percent by value and 99.8 percent by lots sold. Cels from films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, and AKIRA sold at record prices.
“The hits and big moments in this sale came from all over,” Heritage Auctions Animation Art Director Jim Lentz said. Records were broken for lots from Astro Boy, Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell, Pokémon, Vampire Hunter D, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and the films of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki.
Media Source: AuctionDaily