Asia Week New York: March 16 - 24, 2012

"Asia Week New York provides an astonishing showcase for the strength and breath of material that this city offers in all disciplines of Asian art" said Howard-Sneyd, Sotherby's Vice-Chairman Asian Art, Americas. "In a few short years, New York has become an essential destination for international collectors, curators, scholars, and Asian art enthusiasts alike."

Yue Minjun*
The Grassland Series Woodcut - 2008
46 1/4 x 33 5/8 inches. Edition of 80

Photo courtesy: Pace Prints

Judging from the impressive list of dealers, I was delighted to see that this year show promises to reach even greater heights. The week-long celebration will be filled with non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions, as well as myriads of museums and galleries exhibitions, lectures, and my personal favorite: special events. Right now, you can visit, www.AsiaWeekNewYork.com, in order to navigate through a detailed, 88-page guide, complete with maps. This guide is also available at the participating galleries, and auction houses (Christie's, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotherby's).

A couple of prominent players will be entering the scene, this year. They include Chambers Fine Art, Erik Thomsen, Littleton & Hennessy Aisan Art, and Pace Prints, from New York; Francesca Galloway, Jonathan Tucker Antonia Tozer Asian Art, both from London, and Michael Woerner Oriental Art, from Bangkok.

* Regarding Yue Minjun

Born in Daquing, China in 1962, Yue Minjun was lauded as one of the leading contemporary artists from China. He is an accomplished painter, sculptor and print maker whose signature motif of gleefully laughing figures as caricatures that reflect the contradictions and absurdities of contemporary life. The artist is often listed as a member of the cynical realism movement that emerged in China in the 1090s, which came of age in the wake of the socio-political upheaval created by the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in Beijing.

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