The exhibitors include a top-tier roster of 47 international Asian art specialists-the largest number to date- and five major auction houses as well as 19 world-renowned museums and Asian cultural institutions. Visit www.asiaweeknewyork.com for more information.
I had a chance to join the press preview for Asia Week this past Wednesday. It was a full day affair, where we flew through 30 galleries in less 10 hours. I had an unforgettable time viewing some spectacular pieces with fascinating stories. The galleries did an excellent job of explaining their finest pieces. It was certainly a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul. Here are some highlights.
This year, Scholten Japanese Art Gallery‘s exhibit is titled “Erotic Art of Japan: Everybody’s Doing It”.
Katherine Martin, the gallery manager explained that Japanese paintings, especially erotic Japanese paintings are undervalued, The pieces are estimated at $15,000 – $18,000. However if there weren’t any “naughty bits”, they would probably be valued 3 times as much.
|Leslie Kehoe Gallery: Artist Mitsuo Shoji (b. 1946) 小路光男|
|Leslie Kehoe Gallery – Metal Artist Kaneko Toru|