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MY SUGGESTIONS FOR FALL IN PARIS…

WHEN IN PARIS……….not only to the Moulin Rouge  ……….
 
 A TOUR THAT FOCUSES ON  MAJOR COLLECTIONS OF ASIAN ART
OCTOBER 5TH- OCTOBER 7TH
ORGANIZED BY THE ORIENTAL CERAMIC SOCIETY: http://ocs-london.com
If you cannot join the OCS,  do it on your own. These are some of the best and oldest collections of Asian art in the world.
1. CHATEAU DE FONTAINEBLEAU with treasures from the Summer Palace
2. MUSEE GUIMET   (http://www.guimet.fr/en/)
3.  MUSEE D’ENNERY (musée Guimet  website)
4. MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY (http://www.quaibranly.fr)  specializing in Asian ethnographic material
Cheers,
Elisabeth and Natasha

The ASIAN ART NEWSPAPER

February 27, 2015 Comments off

FOR COLLECTORS, DEALERS, MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES 

If you want to stay informed about Asian art exhibits in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia – look it up in the Asian Art Newspaper, published every month. Has in-depth articles on artists, museums, cities with Asian art collections.

asianartnewspaper.com

paper and digital

Equally informative is TEXTILES ASIA Journal. The January edition carries a wonderful article on the significance of the zodiac animal of sheep – at the beginning of a new lunar year of the sheep, decoration on Angkorian architecture decoration and their connection and presentation on textiles; Barkcloth at the Djakarta Textile Museum; Taiwan National Museum’s exhibition of the Qipao, the Mandarin term for cheongsam, the stylish and tight fitting dress made fashionable by Shanghai society in the 1920s.

textilesasia.com

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Cheers,

Elisabeth

(ART) MARKET IN/FOR CHINA OVERHEATING?

My colleagues in China have talked for almost a year now about the art market moving too fast – for Asian pieces as well as non-Asian pieces, and that they were preparing for a different market in the future. Additionally auction sales in China follow rules not always accepted by auction houses outside China and a number of purchases by Chinese buyers of  high priced art and antiques have not been paid for.
Now Sotheby’s reports that the percentage of mainland Chinese buyers in Hong Kong has fallen from about 44% in 2011 to about 20%-25% in 2012. Despite the absence of what we would call crazy bidding by Chinese individuals, Christie’s and Sotheby’s set new records in New York sales recently for top lots; and Macau’s gaming  revenue  for April 2012 was up 22 per cent from a year earlier! So some businesses are still booming.

LEARNING ABOUT CHINESE GLAZES, DECORATION, COLORS……

 

 

If you want to learn a little about Chinese glazes and colors, go to http://chinacoastaustin.com/learnasia.htm

 

 

JAPAN NEXT FINE ARTS

Exhibit

The Japanese Government has embarked on a campaign in various cities ( as of now Paris and New York) to  thank the world for its support after  last year’s earthquake and to demonstrate  that it can overcome the ensuing challenges. The current exhibit introduces takumi – expertise, mastery) and waza -technique , of traditional Japanese crafts featuring ten artisans who are national living treasures. The most recent event was held in NYC March 23-25. I will try to learn about this earlier the next time!

April book recommendations

Here are my  April  book recommendations:

 

THE ROMANCE OF SCHOLARS’ STONES: ADVENTURES IN APPRECIATION.

Hu, Kemin

A book about collecting and researching scholars’ stones with 120 color plates. Warren, 2011.

 

THE GLORY OF BATIK: The Danar Hadi Collection

Achjadi, Judi

Explores the collection of some 10,000 Javanese batik of H. Santosa Doellah, 2011.

 

EAST ASIAN LACQUER:MATERIAL CULTURE, SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION

Rivers, Shayne & Faulkner, Rupert & Pretzel, Boris

A very comprehensive survey. London, 2011.

 

CHINESE QING DYNASTY GLASS TREASURES:FROM THE INA AND SANDFORD GADIENT COLLECTION (3 vols

Asiantiques, Winter Park, 2011.

One of the very few books about Chinese glassmaking, overlay and the art of  glass carvings.

 

STORYTELLING IN JAPANESE ART

Watanabe, Masako, New York, 2011.

Seventeen classic Japanese stories – from the Great Woven Carp to the Tale of Genji –  often found illustrated on paintings and ceramics.

 

TRADITIONAL CHINESE TOGGLES:COUNTERWEIGHTS AND CHARMS

Duda, Margaret, Singapore 2011.

One of the few reference guides to Chinese toggles or zhuizi  – which are carved pieces of jade, bone, ivory, wood, shell, lacquer and more, used as counterweights to purses  slung over the belt to hold  tobacco, money and other objects.

 

For me bamboo has always held a special place –

BAMBOO CRAFT IN CHINA:ARTS, CRAFTS AND CULTURAL HISTORY

Shen, Min and translated by  Yawtsong, Lee.

New York 2011.

 

TURKMEN JEWELRY: SILVER ORNAMENTS FROM THE MARSHALL AND MARILYN R. WOLF COLLECTION

Diba, Layla S. New Haven 2011.

I remember Layla Diba as the curator for Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Silver jewelry created by Turkmen tribal artists  and urban silversmiths  during the 19th and 20th century, presenting nearly two hundred  pieces.
ENJOY!

LUMINOUS: THE ART OF ASIA

November 5, 2011 Leave a comment

LUMINOUS: THE ART OF ASIA
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
October 13, 2011 – January 8, 2012

This exhibit will highlight some of the treasures of SAM’s Asian collection and will also serve as sort of a homecoming for these Asian pieces that recently travelled to Japan and were enthusiastically received.  This is the first time that the museum is displaying its own finest Asian pieces. Seattle’s Asian collection ranks among the finest museums for Asian art in North America.