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DEALER & DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT
Arts of Pacific Asia New York March 24-27
March 22, 2011  | 

Arts of Pacific Asia New York presents more than 60 galleries exhibiting from across the US and around the world at 7W New York, (7 W. 34th St., 5th Avenue and 34th) anchoring spring Asian Arts Week, which again this year includes major auctions at Christies, Sotheby’s, Phillips, Bonhams and Doyle New York and shows at more than 50 New York antique and contemporary Asian Art galleries.

Featuring internationally recognized galleries including Knapton and Rasti, London; Axel Michaels, Kyoto; Christophe Hioco, Paris; Flying Cranes, New York City; The Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles; Asian Arts by A. B. Levy, Palm Beach; Orientations Gallery, New York City; and Imperial Oriental Art, New York City; Arts of Pacific Asia New York previews Wednesday, March 23rd, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.  The $100 per person ticket to the traditionally lavish preview party includes an illustrated show catalogue and admission for the run of the show. 

Arts of Pacific Asia exhibitors present works from the Subcontinent, China, the Asian Islands, East and Southeast Asia, and the fields most significantly represented include important textiles and statuary, old and contemporary paintings, furniture, ceramics and exceptional small objects and jewelry.  Periods represented range from pre-history to the 21st Century.  

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, to be presented in this country.  Its first appearance was in Los Angeles in 1992 and launched in New York City during Fall Asia Week auctions in 1995.  Until 2007, the show took place at the 69th Regiment Armory but conflicts with the Armory’s military scheduling led to relocation at the Merchandise Mart’s 7W exhibition hall.  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 deliberately remains accessible to members of the general public for whom seeing and acquiring the exquisite is an enduring passion.