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March 2018

ASIAN ART, AND ART IN ASIA

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Asia Week in New York is in full swing and there is a wealth of treasures to discover. In the galleries, Runjeet Singh is exhibiting a wonderful set of rare Tibetan leather armour, mostly dated to the 15th–18th centuries, that had previously been hidden away for decades in an English collection. Carlo Cristi is showing Art of India, Tibet & Central Asian Textiles featuring one of the earliest miniatures to illuminate the first translations of Buddhist philosophical texts into Tibetan. A beautiful and rare bronze Buddha head from Thailand in the Uthong B style is a highlight of the exhibition at Galerie Christophe Hioco while an extremely rare example of a Chinese-style Thangka from the Ming Period is well worth seeing in Himalayan and Indian Art at Navin Kumar.
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TEFAF MAASTRICHT AND THE ARMORY SHOW

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This is yet another busy week for the art world, whichever side of the Atlantic you’re on.  As well as the Post-War and Contemporary auctions in London, The Armory Show opens on 8 March in New York, while over in Europe, TEFAF Maastricht (9-18 March) brings together over 280 of the world’s finest art, antiques and design dealers.  With works ranging from Mesopotamia to Mid-Century Modern, there is something for everyone and it’s tricky to pick highlights, but here are five we’re looking out for: Read More