1. More Clark Classical Carpets from SNY’s Record Breaking 5 June Sale

    The world record setting Clark sickle leaf Kerman carpet, the massive Lafoes Esfahan, and the extraordinarily rare and beautiful Cairene round carpet, have hogged the headlines, but there were also another 22 lots sold for astonishing prices in Sotheby’s 100% successful sale of Classical Persian, Egyptian and Indian carpets in New York on 5 June.

  2. Save the Tropenmuseum!

    As the public face of the Royal Tropical Institute, the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums and is set to close…

  3. The Lafões Esfahan carpet (detail), central Persia, second half 17th century. 44ft. 3in. x 14ft. 2in. (13.49 x 4.32m.). Sotheby’s New York, 5th June, lot 19, estimate, $800,000 - 1,200,000, sold $4,645,000 USD .jpg.thumb.385.385

    New world record for a carpet sold at auction

    A superb 17th century carpet from Persia leads a record breaking auction of carpets at Sotheby’s New York, selling for $33m, and putting rugs in the same collecting category as Old Master and Modern paintings

  4. Summer Olympia 2013 – Rugs, textiles and tribal art

    Exhibitors with items of special interest to HALI readers in the wide-open spaces of this year’s summer Olympia fair in London, until 16 June, include Galerie Arabesque (Ulrike Montigel), Esther Fitzgerald, Clive Loveless, Tribal Gathering (Bryan Reeves), Johanna Booth, Gallery Yacou, Brian Macdonald and Potterton Books,

  5. Rudolf Stingel at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, to December 2013

    Curated by the artist himself, Rudolf Stingel, has collaborated with Elena Geuna to conceive an installation for Palazzo Grassi. Spreading over 5,000 square metres, the exhibition begins to unfold at the atrium and spans two floors above.

  6. Asian Art in Brussels

    The first edition of Asian Art in Brussels (AAB) is currently taking place till 9th June, 2013. Founded by the original group of dealers of BOA Fair, AAB has been expanded with some excellent new leading dealers in the arts of South and South East Asia, China, Japan and other Asian countries.

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