Lark Mason has been designated the new Chairman of Asia Week New York—the collaboration of over 40 top-tier international Asian art specialists, five major auction houses, and numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions.
“I am honored to follow Carol Conover as the new Chairman of Asia Week New York, and look forward to continuing the successful paths forged by her and her predecessors,” says Mr. Mason, founding director of iGavel Auctions, the online international network of independently owned regional auction salesrooms, specializing in the sale of fine and decorative arts.
Lark Mason’s stellar reputation as a leading Asian art expert, appraiser and television personality on the PBS series The Antiques Roadshow, is well-established within the art world. Formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com, Mason is the author of numerous articles on Asian art, the translator of two major works on Chinese furniture, and the author of “Asian Art,” a guide to the arts of Asia, published by The Antique Collectors Club. He is also a professor in the art business program at New York University’s School of Professional Studies.
About Asia Week New York
Asia Week New York, which will open March 10-16, 2016, is a nine-day celebration filled with a non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions, as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. International collectors, curators and scholars converge in New York to see a wide array of treasures China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea from over 40 participating galleries representing England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States.
Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York.