From 30 October - 8 November Asian Art in London
presents the 17th year of the celebration of the arts of Asia in the form of selling exhibitions at the galleries of specialist Asian art dealers and auctions at the major salerooms. Asian Art in London opens on Thursday 30 October with a glittering champagne Gala Party at the British Museum where guests can enjoy a private view of the British Museums exhibition, Ming 50 years that changed China.
There will be an impressive line up of new participants this year including Albemarle Gallery, London, Aktis Gallery, London, Sladmore Contemporary, London and Fitzgerald Fine Arts, New York who will all illustrate the diversity of contemporary Asian art on show. Brun Fine Art with galleries in both London and Italy will bring exquisite Chinese works of art. Furthermore Rosemary Bandini, London and Sagemonoya Gallery, Tokyo are both showcasing beautiful Japanese netsuke.
Returning to Asian Art in London after a break are London based galleries Cohen & Cohen, Littleton & Hennessy and Jan van Beers Oriental Art and the number of loyal participants returning for another year, yet again reaffirms Asian Art in Londons position as an essential selling platform for Asian art with a particularly strong presence of international dealers. Also taking part this year are AR PAB Alvaro Roquette Pedro Aguiar-Branco, Paris & Lisbon; Raquelle Azran Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art, New York; David Baker Oriental Art Ltd, London; Gregg Baker Asian Art, London; Joost van den Bergh, London; Berwald Oriental Art, London; Brandt Asian Art, London; Prahlad Bubbar, London; Dalton Somaré, Italy; Rob Dean Art, Suffolk; Duchange and Riché, Belgium; Eskenazi Ltd, London; John Eskenazi Ltd, London; Malcolm Fairley Ltd, London; Fleurdelys Antiquités, London; Sam Fogg, London; Francesca Galloway, London; Gibson Antiques Ltd, London; Michael Goedhuis, London; Grosvenor Gallery, London; Hanga Ten, London; Christophe Hioco, Paris; Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd, London; Kaikodo, New York; Antoine Lebel, Brussels; Marchant, London; Meijering Art Books, The Netherlands; Amir Mohtashemi Ltd, London; Sydney L Moss Ltd, London; One East Asia, Singapore; Simon Pilling: East Asian Art & Interiors, London; Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd, London; Priestley & Ferraro, London; Simon Ray Indian & Islamic Works of Art, London; Röell Fine Art, Maastricht; Rossi & Rossi Ltd, London; Max Rutherston, London; Shapero Rare Books, London; Jacqueline Simcox Ltd, London; A&J Speelman Ltd, London; The Tolman Collection, London; Grace Tsumugi Fine Art Ltd, London; Jonathan Tucker Antonia Tozer Asian Art, London; Vanderven Oriental Art, The Netherlands; Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain and Works of Art, London / Portugal.
The major auction houses also make a significant contribution to Asian Art in London, all holding their important Asian viewings and sales to coincide with the event including Bonhams, New Bond Street, London; Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London; Christies, King Street, London; Christies, South Kensington, London; Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, London; Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh; Sothebys, New Bond Street, London; Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
This year the academic and commercial worlds will combine forces to provide a powerful platform for cultural education and business. There will be an exciting programme of talks and tours offering visitors the opportunity to share the exceptional knowledge of its participants, museum curators and experts from all over the world. From a lecture on the Asian art market at the Albemarle Gallery, a gallery talk on Ming Chinese textiles by Jacqueline Simcox, a British Museum talk on Chinese jade by Carol Michaelson, to classical Japanese music at Gregg Baker Asian Art, there will be a number of special events planned to suit all tastes and interests.