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New: Asian Art Videos

| August 28, 2014

Japanese artWant to know more about Asian art? Click the Scholarship tab above and select the Video tab. You will find experts and artists expounding on the thing they are most passionate about – Asian art, in its many forms. Enjoy!  

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A Video Walk Through New York’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden

| August 28, 2014

New York Chinese Scholar's Garden  While you’re making the rounds during Fall Asia Week auctions, make your way to Staten Island to walk through  this hidden gem. Click through the Continue Reading button.  

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New York’s Fall Asia Week Auctions Schedule

| August 25, 2014

3d globeBefore posting these New York City auctions on the Calendar of Events, we offer them to you here in a one-stop resource. Please click through the Continue Reading icon to see the entire table of auction events.   This is intended as a brief overview. In coming days we will post auction hours and preview date […]

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Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York

| August 25, 2014

Asia Contemporary Art WeekThe consortium of global galleries and museums that come together annually in New York in Asian Contemporary Art Week presents its programs and exhibitions October 22 -November 2nd. This year’s running introduces the Field Meting, a forum that will bring together artists, curators, and institutional leaders based in Asia and beyond together  will be held on […]

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Chinese Collector Pays For Chicken Cup With Black Card

| August 19, 2014

Chinese porcelainIt finally happened. America Express was the tender of preference for the newsworthy Chicken Cup that brought $36,000,000 USD (HK$281 million) in a an April 2014 auction. The buyer was Liu Yiqian. The card is an American Express Centurian, of which only 18,000 have been issued in China. The cup, from the Chengua period, is […]

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Tradition of Fire: Japanese Post-War Ceramics

| August 19, 2014

Japanese ceramicsWith the popularity of contemporary Japanese arts and crafts on the rise, a new exhibition opening at the Asian art Museum provides illuminating background on the evolution of  Japanese ceramics as the generation of artisans born after World War II have  evolved them.  The items on loan from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection number […]

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Krakow’s Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology

| August 18, 2014

Polsih museumThe face of collecting has changed dramatically over the years.  Asian art, and in this case Japanese Manga art,  has grown from the folly of eccentrics to globally popular art forms.  Among the most arresting of these is the case of Feliks Jasieński (1861 – 1929) — critic, writer and collector of art, whose penname was […]

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The Forbidden Game of Golf & The Chinese Dream: At Asia Society

| August 14, 2014

Golf in ChinaThere’s a reason the words Golf and China don’t seem to fit together.  Statistically, 0% of  the Chinese play golf. The game is taboo in political circles. And its reputation as a “rich man’s game” hangs on still.  Perhaps, given the Chinese penchant for luxury items and status, that is why China is in the […]

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How New York’s Fall Asia Week Is Shaping Up

| August 14, 2014

Mao's MangosSeptember in New York is Fall Asia Week.  As we have noted previously, there appears to be a revitalized interest that could ultimately make the fall running as strong as the March running of New York’s Spring Asia Week. In addition to the Asia Art Fair at BNH (see the article), the city’s auction galleries will […]

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Huntington Library Acquires Book of 17th-Century Chinese Woodblock Prints

| August 13, 2014

Excerpted leaf from 10 BambooThe arts of Asia, so culturally important across the globe, are growing ever more appreciated. Recently the San Marino, CA, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens  acquired an artistically important Chinese illustrated book entitled The Ten Bamboo Collection of Calligraphy and Pictures.  Published in the 17th C. by Hu Zhengyan (1584-1674), the noted artist and […]

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