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Asia Week New York 2014

Asia Week New York is fast approaching, kicking off on the evening of Friday 14 March 2014 and boasting not 7, but 9 days of top tier gallery exhibitions, auctions, lectures and special events celebrating the diverse genres of Asian art. Among many others, Carlo Cristi, Italy will show at 1016 Madison Avenue, London’s Francesca Galloway will exhibit mainly Indian paintings at Leslie Feely Fine Art, while Alan Kennedy (Paris, and from 2014, also California), will again show at the James Goodman Gallery in the Fuller Building, with the theme of women in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).


Carlo Cristi
Pheasant in roundel in golden ground, silk samite, central Asia , 7th-8th century, 55 x 34 cm



Francesca Galloway
Two Ladies on a Terrace (detail)
By a Mughal artist, 1730-50
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Painting: 28.2 x 17.6 cm
Private collection, Switzerland


Alan Kennedy
Chinese Imperial Concubine Portrait
Qianlong period (1735 – 1796) or later
217 x 125 cm. (85 1/2 x 49 1/4 inches)
ink, color and gold on silk


Francesca Galloway
Raja Jai Singh of Kulu (1731–1742) with Ladies
Pahari, Arki, c. 1730
Opaque watercolour on paper
Painting: 16.5 x 15.5 cm
G.K. Kanoria Collection


Francesca Galloway
Armenian Liturgical Embroidery, Commissioned
by the Armenian Community from Hassan Pasha
District in Istanbul for the Monastery of Saint John
the Baptist in 1763
Ottoman, Armenian commission executed in
Istanbul, mid 18th century
Fine cashmere wool embroidered in silk and metal
thread in tambour or chain stitch
178 x 122 cm


Alan Kennedy
Kosode (detail)
First half 18th century
Silk and Gold


Alan Kennedy
Chinese Imperial Concubine Portrait (detail)
Qianlong period (1735 – 1796) or later
217 x 125 cm. (85 1/2 x 49 1/4 inches)
ink, color and gold on silk


Alan Kennedy
Chinese Imperial Concubine Robe
142 x 193cm. (56 x 76 inches)
silk and gold embroidery
longpao, a semi-formal court robe decorated with dragons
first half 19th century


Carlo Cristi,
Peacocks in pearl roundels, silk samite, Central Asia, 8th-9th century, 78 x 26 cm


Carlo Cristi, Italy
Birds in pearl roundels, silk samite, central asia, 7th-8th century, 83 x 88 cm


The annual invitation only evening reception will this year be hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 17 March and Carol Conover, chairman of the Asia Week New York Association is thrilled that the world renowned museum is hosting this important occasion saying that she ‘can’t think of a more magnificent setting in which to celebrate the sixth edition’ of the celebratory event.

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Paradise Mountain by Tai Xiangzhou , 2012. Ink on silk. The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York

The museum’s permanent galleries and four major special exhibitions in the Asian Wing will be open to the public during the Open House weekend on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 March 2014 and throughout the week to 22 March. In addition, on Friday 14 March the annual lecture on the Arts of Southeast Asia will be presented by John Guy on ‘Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia’ in anticipation of the Metropolitan’s major spring exhibition of the same name which will open in April. www.hali.com:subscriptions

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Thangka showing unidentified Bonpo master, Tibet, 13th century, 40 x 50 cm. Carlo Cristi, Italy

The continued growth of Asia Week New York sees an unprecedented 47 international galleries participating; with this expansion comes an increase to 25% of the amount of contemporary art on offer alongside ancient works. The full programme can be viewed at http://asiaweekny.com/sites/asiaweekny/files/AWNY2014_Guide.pdf

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Ladies with Fireworks on a Terrace by Mola Bagas (or Muhammad Bakhsh), Rajasthan, Bikaner, late 18th century.Opaque pigments and gold on paper. Francesca Galloway, London, UK, exhibiting at Leslie Feely Fine Art


A princess drinking wine in a garden of exotic birds and animals, style of Rahim Deccani, India, circa 1700. Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd., London


Vajrakila, Tibet, late 17th/18th century. Mineral pigments and gold on cloth. Kapoor Galleries, New York


Pines (detail) by Suzuki Shônen (1849-1918), Japan, Meiji era, circa 1910. Ink on gold leaf.
Erik Thomsen (New York, NY)


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