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Asia Week Hong Kong Launches Heritage Edition On May 27th

| May 19, 2015

AWHK collageThe Heritage edition of Asia Week Hong Kong launches on May 27 and runs throug h June 11. It is coincides with the Spring auctions and focuses on Asian antiquities and Asian contemporary art.  The week long fete is a collaborative promotion of auction houses, antique dealers, contemporary art galleries, museums and cultural institutions and […]

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“28 Chinese” Explores Broad Perspectives of Contemporary Chinese Art

| May 19, 2015

Boat by Zhu-JinshiThe Asian Art Museum is busy mounting the summer exhibition 28 Chinese  that uses the work of 28 Chinese artists to present a broad picture of trends and movements of Chinese contemporary art. The show runs June 5 through August 14 and shows just 48 works of art. Among the artists in the spotlight are  Liu Wei, […]

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China: Through the Looking Glass Makes a Stunning Entry

| May 9, 2015

Met MuseumChina:Through the Looking Glass opened at the Met Museum’s Costume Institute on May 7  to accolades and acclaim.  It is everything envisioned and more. The exhibition offers an historical look at  how Chinese art and film have influenced Western fashion design for centuries.  (Smaller shows at local museums, notably Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s that appeared […]

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Japanese American National Museum Acquires WW II Incarceration Objects

| May 6, 2015

Barbara Takai holds her mother's ID card from WW II.In a follow up to the hue and cry by the Japanese American community to the proposed Rago Auctions sale of a private collection o 400 pieces of art and artifacts created by Japanese Americans ed during World War II, the consignor has sold the collection to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The collection […]

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Ayyam Gallery Dubai Sets Young Collectors Auction May 12th

| April 23, 2015

Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik (Syria, born 1973).Trace 2012, Mixed media on canvas<br />
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000The  23rd edition of the tri-annual Young Collectors Auction in Dubai takes place on May 12 at 7 pm.  The sale format was established to connect young talent with regional collectors and patrons.  The work at auction was submitted and curated. In order to create anticipation for the event, the Ayyam Gallery offers works by […]

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Art of Oceania, Asia, Indonesia at MATA Ancient & Tribal Art Fair

| April 22, 2015

nasser_and_co_03The Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) dealers association has announced it plans for a May fair in New York City. The MATA Ancient and Tribal Art Fair takes place May 14 – 17 at the Arader Galleries townhouse on Madison Avenue in New York. Featuring the art of the remote cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, […]

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2,622 Hindu & Buddhist Treasures Seized by U.S. Authorities

| April 22, 2015

Kapoor stolen headNew York storage facilities that were raided from 2012 to 2014 yielded 2,622 pieces of Buddhist and Hindu art. Art dealer Subhash Kapoor, formerly of Art of the Past, a Carnegie Hill gallery, was charged with the looting the items from archeological sites and then selling them through black market smugglers.  He is currently awaiting […]

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Sotheby’s Former Chairman Remembered

| April 22, 2015

Alfred TaubmanAlfred A. Taubman, the chairman of Sotheby’s whose indictment in the 1990’s changed the way the auction business is conducted, passed away on Friday, April 17th, 2015.  Having made a fortune in mall development, he purchased the venerable auction house and  took Sotheby’s public. He later was indicted for price fixing in collusion with Christie’s and […]

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New ISIS Destruction Video Has Flaws

| April 15, 2015

Nimrud destructionISIS  has once again turned its lens on Iraq’s cultural heritage, this time providing its own flawed close up of Nimrud. While the media decries the damate, experts are downplaying the extent of the damage. Archeologist Dr. Samuel Hardy at Conflict Antiquities, has dissected the footage and stated many of the potential revenue generating sections of reliefs appear […]

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Protesters Take On Japanese Internment Camp Art Auction

| April 15, 2015

Stop Rago SaleA sign of the times: Rago Auction House of New Jersey, is receiving demands from change.org to return to a public institution artifacts from a planned sale of WWII arts and crafts from this country’s internment camp period. The works under discussion were used as research in Allen Hendershott Eaton’s 1952 volume  “Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The […]

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