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Asian Art in London 2014 Now Running

| October 31, 2014

Brandt Festival Badge homepage sizeWith Asian Art in London in full swing on November 1, we offer a few gallery highlights. More than 70 galleries are participating. Brandt Asian Art offers its largest exhibition to date, compiled specifically for Asian Art in London week.  Staff picks include: A  Dragon Roundel (Festival Badge), embroidered and couched in vibrant colours, depicting […]

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Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art At Queens Museum

| October 27, 2014

Queens MuseumAsia Contemporary Art Week, a collaboration among galleries and museums to foster the understanding and awareness of Asian contemporary art, is currently in full swing. Concurrently, at the Queens Museum a showing entitled “Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art,” a group show that explores the changing attitudes towards self-expression, attribution, and identity in contemporary Tibetan art.Inherent in the […]

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Jan Stuart Returns to Freer and Sackler Galleries As Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art

| October 27, 2014

Jan Stuart returns to Sackler -Freer Galleries as head curator of Chinese.Jan Stuart is leaving her position as  Keeper of Asia at the British Museum to resume her previous tenure at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institute. She begins work on November 3rd.  The position has been recently named the Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art thanks to […]

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LA MOCA Hosts Hello Kitty Con; Japanese American Museum Holds Hello Kitty Retrospective

| October 25, 2014

Hello Kitty MOCAHello Kitty is turning 40 and two of America’s most respected museums are taking it seriously. Los Angeles’ Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Hello Kitty Con. Meanwhile, the Japanese American National Museum has a Hello Kitty retrospective in full swing. Hello Kitty Con, in association with Sanrio Co., Ltd., the Japanese company that owns Hello […]

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New Discovery in Jerusalem: Emperor Hadrian Commemorative Stone

| October 22, 2014

Hadrian StoneA 2,000 year old commerative stone with a six-line inscription dedicated to Roman Emperor Hadrian was unveiled in Jerusalem on Tuesday.   The white limestone stone measures three feet by five feet and weighs a ton. It was found near the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel’s Antiquity Authority (IAA) called it “one […]

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First Major Exhibition of Saudi Art & Artifacts Opens in San Francisco

| October 20, 2014

Asian Art MuseumThe concept for a traveling exhibition of art and artifacts from Saudi Arabia initiated at the Sackler Museum of Art in Washington, DC in 2012 opens this week at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.  The show is being greeted with much fan fare and anticipation. Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom […]

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New Ai Wei Wei Documentary Asks “What Happens When Artist Cannot Attend?”

| October 20, 2014

Ai Wei WeiWith Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei estranged from his biggest UK exhibition, a short film by the newly-formed Blenheim Art Foundation, NOWNESS, offers an updated portrait of the controversial artist. Ai Wei Wei has been confined to China since authorities confiscated his passport in 2011. The film poses the question, “What happens when Ai Weiwei can’t attend?” The […]

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Art Market News: 70-90 % Is Fake

| October 20, 2014

Art FakesWhile not strictly limited to Asian art, stunning news from the Fine Arts Experts Institute (FEAI) in Geneva suggests that 70% – 90% of all art at market is fake. The news comes at a time when the market is strong and prices are soaring.  More than  $60 billion in art changes hands each year, it […]

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Chinese Art Trove Becomes Long Estate Battle

| October 20, 2014

C.C. Wang CollectionFor more than a decade, the family of C. C. Wang, a collector whose name graces a gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been battling over a trove of classical Chinese paintings and scrolls that has been described as among the finest in the world. Now, the feud has escalated. In the past […]

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Tibet House US To Open Vagabond Art by Chungpo Tsering

| October 20, 2014

Tibet HouseTibet House US in New York City will open minds to the ways that politics informs Tibetan contemporary art with the debut of Chungpo Tsering’s paintings on November 14th. The artist, whose work was acclaimed at San Francisco’s live painting event last year, creates acryllic/collages. The abstractions are celebrations of the faith and power that […]

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