Author: Andrews, Isabel
Date published: March 1, 2010
New York's Asia Week (20-28 March) offers a spectacular array of 30 exhibitions throughout Manhattan by American and European dealers, ranging from antiquities to contemporary art. Picking the highlights of this vast event is no easy ask, but be sure to visit 'Chinese Ceramics in Black and White' at JJ Lally & Co., a display of ritual vessels from the neolithic period to the 18th century made with white and black clays and varying glazes. The works on offer in an anniversary exhibition, The Hundred Antiques: 100 Years of Dealing in Chinese Art', at Ralph M. Chait Galleries range from bronze bells to porcelain plates. Elsewhere, Andrew Kahane Ltd shows Chinese art from American private collections, including a celadon lotus bowl from the Southern Song period, from the Hellner collection.
The 19th New York Arts of Pacific Asia (25-28 March), part of Asia Week, sees 75 galleries exhibit at 7W New York. Among the highlights with Ethnologic a are an 18th-century agate Mughal cup and a 17th-century Persian bowl of richly-hued turquoise glass (Fig. 2). The Japanese Art Dealer Association (JADA) stage two exhibitions for four days only (20-23 March) at the Ukranian Institute: 'Humor in Japanese Art' and 'JADA 2010: An Exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association', which includes a 52-inch hanging scroll, Courtesan with Odawara Lanterns, by Katsushika Hokusai. For a full list of Asia Week exhibitions and participating galleries, visit www. asianartdealersny.com
Top draw in London is the 18th BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair (17-23 March) at the Duke of York Square. Godson & Coles offer a George m side table with a marble top, a superb example of rococo design, and B. Silverman show a silver wine goblet (Fig. 3), made in London by Solomon Hougham in 1793. Highlights among the fine-art section include Red Lake Landscape by Donald Hamilton Fraser with Arthur Ackermann Ltd and Alfred Sissy's Bord de Seine près de Saint Cloud with Trinity House. The programme of events includes a talk by Christopher Rowell, the National Trust's curator of furniture. Sponsored by apollo, it is at 11.15am on 22 March (www.bada-antiques-fair.co.uk) .
Austin/Desmond Fine Art (Pied Bull Yard, 68/69 Great Russell Street, London; +44 (0)20 7242 4443) stage 'Seven British Artists in Milan, 1965-1975' (5 March-1 April), a show of British avant-garde works from the collection of Beatrice Monti, founding director of Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan. On show for the first time in 20 years are eady ink drawings by Barry Flanagan, sculptures by William Tucker and a mixed media portrait by Stephen Buckley.
Over 100 European exhibitors will be offering modern and contemporary art at ArtParis from 18 to 22 March (Grand Palais, Paris; Fig. 1). Particular emphasis is given to emerging areas of the art market - Africa Indonesia and the Ukraine - including a lecture by Deddy Kusuma, collector of contemporary Indonesian art (www.artparis.fr).
There's still time to catch 'Emil Nolde' (until 17 April) at Galerie Ludorff (Königsallee 22, Düsseldorf; +49 211 326566). Some 30 paintings, prints and watercolours chart the contrast between Nolde's monochromatic graphic style and his colour-led abstracts.