Asia Week New York Rings Up $130M In Total Sales

Asia Week New York achieved $130 million in total sales.

Asia Week New York achieved $130 million in total sales.

Asia Week New York – the ten-day Asian art extravaganza – which concluded on March 19, 2016 achieved $130 million in total sales.

From the minute the 45 international galleries of Asia Week New York opened their doors on March 10, a whirlwind of activities swept the city. The annual event was celebrated with a magnificent reception co-hosted with the Asian Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 14 when Thomas P. Campbell, the director of The Metropolitan Museum, welcomed more than 650 collectors, curators and Asian art specialists. The event ignited excitement that burned for the entire week, and the Asian art world buzzed with exhibitions and auctions that were thronged with international buyers from Mainland China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Korea, Europe and the United States. Continue reading

Asia Week New York 2016 : Exceptional Chinese Works Under $5,000

Although the Asian art market has been grabbing headlines in recent years for attaining one record price after another, many parts of that market are still undervalued, says Lark Mason, chairman of Asia Week New York, which runs from March 10 to 19. “Although there is a superabundance of exquisite objects on the market, the focus by the press is invariably on the high end, leaving many less expensive works under-publicized,” he says, adding, “For the beginning collector, now is one of the best times ever to acquire gorgeous artworks at very attractive prices.” Continue reading

Asia Week New York Galvanizes Asian Art Collectors And Connoisseurs With A Thrilling Profusion of Museum-Quality Exhibitions

March 10th kicks off Asia Week New York, the extraordinary ten-day extravaganza that animates New York with a glorious array of prized Asian works of art.

Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY). Palden Dorje Tibet, Ngor Monastery Late 15th – early 16th century 20 cm (7.8 inches)

Originating from every corner of the Asian continent, the artworks will be shown throughout Manhattan by international Asian art specialists starting March 10 through March 19. In the museum-quality presentations by 45 galleries, art lovers can take in the rarest and finest examples of painting, sculpture, bronzes, ceramics, jewelry, jade, textiles, prints and photographs from all over Asia.

Berwald Oriental Art (London, UK)

Berwald Oriental Art (London, UK). Daoist Paradise Brushpot Chongzhen period 1628-1644 Height : 20.8 cm. 8 1/5 in. Diameter: 18.8 cm. 7 3/8 in.

“Each year at this time, just as the flavor of spring arrives in the air, another phenomenon electrifies the atmosphere of New York: Asia Week!” exclaims Lark Mason, Chairman of Asia Week New York 2016 and owner and founder of iGavel Auctions. “And each year, in-the-know aficionados look forward to this 10-day event with great expectation. And why shouldn’t they? Asia Week is now celebrating its seventh anniversary, and it’s now more exciting than ever.

For more information about the exhibitions held by participating galleries, please visit the Asia Week New York’s official website

Curators Flock To NY For Asia Week

More than 100 Asian art curators from premier museums world-wide will make their annual expedition to Asia Week New York for an unprecedented nine-day extravaganza of 42 specially-curated shows by gallerists from around the globe, 25 auction sales and numerous museum exhibitions and special events all over Manhattan and the metropolitan area.

“We are delighted to once again welcome a distinguished contingent of Asian art curators, whose enthusiasm and scholarship are testaments to the importance of Asia Week New York as a not-to-be-missed destination for museums.” said Carol Conover, chairman of Asia Week New York.

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According to Ms. Conover, the curators, many of whom will be accompanied by their donors, represent museums worldwide, such as The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, The Rubin Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, China Institute, Asia Society, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

A comprehensive guide with maps will be available at participating galleries, auction houses and cultural institutions, and online at Emphasizing the strength of interest from Chinese-speaking buyers, a Chinese version of the website is available at

Collaborated by 42 top-tier international Asian art specialists, five major auction houses-Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle New York, iGavel, and Sotheby’s, and 22 museums and Asian cultural institutions, Asia Week New York is a week-long celebration filled with a non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, symposia, and special events.

Asia Week: Lark Mason Associates To Preview Important Sale of Asian

A Rare 18th century Chinese Imperial Parcel Gilt Lapis Lazuli and Inlaid Gilt Bronze Table Screen will be on view during Asia Week. (Estimate: $60,000/90,000)

A Rare 18th century Chinese Imperial Parcel Gilt Lapis Lazuli and Inlaid Gilt Bronze Table Screen will be on view during Asia Week. (Estimate: $60,000/90,000)

Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 500 lots of important Asian art will be on view during Asia Week New York, from March 13 through March 20 at the iGavel headquarters, 229 East 120th Street, in Manhattan.

“Asia Week New York is the most important international Asian art event in the world,” says Mr. Mason. “We are delighted to offer such an exemplary selection of important works of art from all the Far Eastern cultures, bringing them to the attention of Asian art collectors and aficionados.”

Chinese Porcelain Doucai 'Daoist Emblems' Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period  (Estimate: $100,000/200,000)

Chinese Porcelain Doucai ‘Daoist Emblems’ Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period (Estimate: $100,000/200,000)

According to Mason, the sale goes live on on April 8th through April 22nd. Works of art on view representing the breathtaking scope of Asian periods and disciplines, from the Sui dynasty through the 20th century.

Founded by Lark Mason in 2003, iGavel Inc. is an online international network of independently owned regional auction salesrooms, specializing in the sale of fine and decorative arts.