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‘Artful Weavings’ in San Francisco

Over the past few years, US dealer Peter Pap has provided collectors with an alternative path to disposing of pieces from their collection by allowing them to sell back into the collector community through his exhibitions held at his San Francisco gallery, at art and antiques fairs, through the 1St Dibs Gallery in New York, and online. Previously collectors deciding about how and where they should sell pieces had been a question of which auction house to choose rather than whether to sell at auction or not.

The success of these sales is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that Pap has secured pieces from five leading US collections for his next exhibition, ‘Artful Weavings’, the first edition of which opens at the San Francisco Textile & Tribal Art Show at Fort Mason on 9 February 2017.  After the fair closes on 12 February, the Pap show will then move into his city centre gallery at Jackson Square from 15 February through to 10 March. The collections in question are the John (Jack) Corwin Collection of Afshar rugs and bags, featured in HALI 190, to which recently have been added the Thomas D. Cook Family Collection of Southwest Persian rugs, some significant Persian bags and rugs from the collection of Wendel and Diane Swan, including two iconic sumakh bags, some weavings from the Bruce and Terry Baganz Collection, and also rugs from the Dr and Mrs William T. Price Collection. All of the items included in the ‘Artful Weavings’ exhibition can be seen on the website.

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