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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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LACMA Exhibits Samurai Armor

| October 11, 2014

Samurai headdressJapanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection offers West Coast have an opportunity to travel back in time to get to now the world of Japan’s heralded Samurai warriors.  The exhibitions offers mostly battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 14th – 19th centuries.  The exhibition a the […]

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Samurai Weapons & Armor at Katonah Museum of Art

| October 9, 2014

Parade Head KatonahLethal Beauty Samurai Weapons and Armor, the acclaimed traveling exhibition that has done more to raise awareness of the art of the  Samurai than anything in last twenty years, opened at the Katonah Museum on Saturday, October 11. This is the final stop on an exhibition that heralds the art of the Samurai, the elite warrior […]

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The British Museum Offers “Ming: 50 Years That Changed China”

| October 6, 2014

Ming DynastyThe Ming Dynasty had such a huge effect on art and culture that its name rings legendary.  Now, the British Museum has taken on the endeavor of educating 21st century museum goers to the wonders of the dynasty that lasted a mere fifty years, from 1400 to 1450.  The exhibition “Ming: 50 Years that Changed […]

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Japanese Designer & Music Producer NIGO® Offers Pop Collection At Sotheby’s Auction In Hong Kong

| October 3, 2014

Hong Kong AuctionsOne of the highly anticipated auctions of Hong Kong’s Fall auction season is the Sotheby’s sale of NIGO®, the music producer turned fashion designer, now Creative Director of Uniglo.  This article is taken from a Sotheby’s Magazine overview, by Michael Slenske, of the artist and his collection.   The collection began when five year old  Tomoaki Nagao, […]

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