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MUSEUM OPENINGS
Arts of Pacific Asia New York
February 18, 2012  | 

Returning to 7W New York, (7 W. 34th St., 5th Avenue and 34th) for its 21st appearance since 1995, the grand dame of New York Asia Week, Arts of Pacific Asia, will expand by a full show day, adding Wednesday, March 21st, to better align the show's schedule with the major Asian auctions at Christies, Sotheby's, Phillips, Bonhams and Doyle New York.

The show previews Tuesday night, March 20th, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, with the $100 person preview party ticket to include an illustrated show catalogue and admission for the run of the show. Preview party tickets may be purchased at the door that evening.

Arts of Pacific Asia this year presents 65 exceptional international galleries of Asian fine art and antiques including representation from Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy and Japan as well as more than a dozen states in the US. With only a handful of the show's sought after spaces turning over, prominent additions to the show floor include Capriaquar, an Italian Gallery of Indian and Himalayan Works, Pescara, Italy,Lynda Willauer Antiques, a Chinese Export Porcelain specialist CT; and Tsarak Art, the California gallery of Tibetan contemporary Thanka painter, Pema Namdol.

Chinese Textile specialist Judith Rutherford of Sidney, Australia and Vallin Galleries of Danbury CT. return to the Show after a year's absence and of course the show's roster includes important long term participants like Orientations Gallery, NYC; Flying Cranes, NYC; Thomas Murray Asiatica Ethnographica and The Asian Art Studio, both from California; Imperial Oriental Art, NYC; Soo Tze Oriental Antiques, Tasmania; Chinalai, Shoreham, NY; and the Tolman Collection of Tokyo andNYC. More recent "regulars" include Axel Michaels Oriental Art, Japan; Christophe Hioco, Paris; John Ruddy, Santa Fe, NM; Cavin-Morris Gallery, NYC, Marley Rabstenek Asian Works of Art, NYC and Nankai, Tokyo.

Arts of Pacific Asia, produced by Topanga, CA based Caskey Lees, was the first specialty show of fine antiques and art from Asia, the Sub-Continent and the Asian Pacific Islands, presented in this country. It first appeared in Los Angeles in 1992 and in New York City during Fall Asia Week auctions in 1995. Initially presented at the 69th Regiment Armory, the show was relocated to the Merchandise Mart's 7W exhibition hall in 2009. Arts of Pacific Asia is rigorously vetted by field experts and scholars and while its patrons include the curators of all prominent museums, serious collectors, and decorators, it remains accessible to members of the general public for whom seeing and acquiring the exquisite is an enduring passion.

Show Information:
7W New York, Fifth Avenue & 34th St. New York City
Show  Preview: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. $100.00 per person

Regular Show  Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  
Sunday:  11:00am to 5pm    

For more information: 
Tel. 310.455.2886
www.caskeylees.com