Asia Week New York Will Present a Week of Expert Gallery Talks

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  • March 10, 2020

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Ancestor figure, adu zatua, Nias 19th to early 20th century
Thomas Murray

In their on-going effort to educate the public about the many fascinating aspects of Asian art, the dealers of Asia Week New York– have scheduled informative gallery talks–free and open to the public–which coincide with their exhibitions during the week. As space is limited and admission is on a first come, first- served basis, an RSVP to the gallery is required. Visit for further information.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 12

11:00 a.m.    A director-led tour of Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics, at Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

2:00 p.m.      A curator-led tour of The Art of Impermanence: The John C. Weber and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller,     3rd Collections at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue

Friday, March 13

2:00 p.m.     Collecting Japanese Prints, by Gary Levine. at Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue

Monday, March 16

10:30 a.m.   Restraint to Flamboyance: The Genius of Japanese Ceramic Art, at Joan B Mirviss, Ltd., 39 East 78th Street

10:30 a.m.   Jewellery and Social Status in Asia, at Susan Ollemans, at Gallery Vallois, 27 East 67th Street,

2:30 p.m.     Disarming Japanese Armor, at Giuseppe Piva, at Adam Williams Fine Art, 24 East 80th Street

2:30 p.m.     Collecting Ganesh Haloi, with featured speaker Mr. Rene Hartmann, at Akar Prakar, The Fuller Building,       41 East 57th Street

2:30 p.m.     Rarities: The Himalayas to Hawaii at Thomas Murray, Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue

Tuesday, March 17

10:30 a.m.     The 1 Percent in China from the Shang to the Qing, by Mary Ann Rogers at Kaikodo LLC, 74  East 79th Street

10:30 a.m.     A Brief Introduction to Indian and Himalayan Art, by Laura Weinstein, at Kapoor Galleries, 34 East 67th Street

2:30 p.m.       Lavinia Yu: Chinese Ink Art and the Ocean at Boccara Art, 130 West 56th Street

2:30 p.m.       Japanese Modern and Post-War Art, by Erik Thomsen, Thomsen Gallery, 9 East 63rd Street

Wakao Toshisada (b. 1933). Mino ware, Gray Shino type covered water jar; Kitaōji Rosanjin (1883-1959) Mino ware, Oribe type square, curved platter and Arakawa Toyozō (1894-1985) Mino Ware Yellow Seto kinuta (wooden block for beating cloth)-shaped vase. Photography by Richard Goodbody
Joan B Mirviss LTD

Wednesday, March 18

10:30 a.m.      Two Emperors: A Double Portrait of 1610 from Mughal India, by Brendan Lynch, Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd., 67 East 80th Street

2:30 p.m.         Unconventional Form, Infinite Space: A Survey of Ippodo Gallery Tea Bowls, by Shoko Aono, Ippodo Gallery, 32 East 67th Street

Thursday, March 19

10:30 a.m.       A Golden Collection of Golden Age Ukiyo-e, by Katherine Martin, Scholten Japanese Art, 145 West 58th Street

2:30 p.m.         Chinese Lacquer Furniture Construction, Symbolism and Technique, by Lark Mason, Jr., iGavel Auctions, 227 East 120th Street

A silver figure of Vajrapani, Tibet, Pala style, 13th century
Kapoor Galleries

2:30 p.m.         Life and Work of Japanese Artist Abe Motoshi, by Margo Thoma, TAI Modern, Colnaghi, 38 East 70th Street

About Asia Week New York

The collaboration of top-tier international Asian art galleries, the six major auction houses, Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, iGavel, and Sotheby’s, and numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions, Asia Week New York is a week-long 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. Participants from Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States unveil an extraordinary array of museum-quality treasures from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea.

Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York. For more information visit, @asiaweekny #asiaweekny

About Songtsam, Presenting Sponsor

Founded by Baima Duoji, in 2000, the Songtsam Group is the only collection of luxury Tibetan-style retreats found across the Tibetan Plateau that offers guests sophisticated elegance, refined design, modern amenities, and unobtrusive service in places of natural beauty and cultural interest. With his long-standing and strong interest in Chinese, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art, Mr. Baima started collecting art long before he established his first hotel, Songtsam Lodge Shangri-La, which is located next to the famous Songzanlin Monastery in Shangri-La. Many of the properties across the Tibetan plateau are decorated with Mr. Baima’s personal collection, with each hotel acting as a private art museum. Songtsam aims to share the beauty of humanity’s imagination and creativity with people from all over the world.

Songtsam has been exploring and preserving the essence of Tibetan culture, all the while maintaining a commitment to supporting economic development, local communities, environmental conservation, and sustainability within Tibet and Yunnan. For more information, visit



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