1. 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

  2. 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,

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Brussels Non European Art Fair – BRUNEAF

    For over twenty years, a number of primitive antique dealers have open their doors to the public in the summer and this year the event will take place from the 5-9 June, 2013.

  6. Kensington Antique Rug Mercantile Association – KARMA 2013

    Tomorrow will be the final day to visit the Kensington Antique Rug Mercantile Association 2013 Fair, open from 11am – 9.30pm. Annually coinciding with Olympia Fine Art Fair, KARMA will be exhibiting nearby at 3rd and 4th floors 202 Apartments, 202 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London.

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