Exhibitors & Special Exhibit
- ALEXANDER GALLERY1020 MADISON AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10075
The Alexander Gallery was founded in 1971 by Alexander Acevedo who has been active in the Chinese and Japanese art markets since the 1960’s. While primarily known for its early American and European art, the gallery’s vast collection includes all periods of Chinese art, Japanese works of art from the Edo and Meiji periods and early Indian and Middle Eastern works of art.
- Alexis Renard ParisSpecial Exhibit: Game of Gods, Game of Love
TAMBARAN GALLERY, 5 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028, March 10 – 19, 2016
Epics in Indian and Persian Art
In today’s world the modern epics surround us: all the recent series, movies and books like Game of Thrones, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings are part of our contemporary occidental culture.
This selection of paintings and sculptures is for me the opportunity to link contemporary references to ancient epics from the Indian and Persian world and to show how they are still alive, full of heroic labors, wild fights involving gods, demons, and brave heroes. Their reading is breathtaking as well as the paintings and sculptures produced to illustrate them.
The many books from the Indian tradition such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata or the amazing stories from the Persian world like the Shahnameh are pursuing the same goal as the modern stories in entertaining us as well as bringing examples of courage and wisdom.
Taking us away from our everyday concerns the ancient epics have in the South Asian tradition a strong meaning as in India where they are the basis of religion involving many of the gods and being among the oldest epic poetic texts known.
Most of the pieces of this new exhibition are illustrations from famous Indian and Persian epic poems including: Mahabharata, Shahnameh, Ramayana, as well as other images that are only visually related to these epic stories.
It is sometimes quite tempting to see some relation in the iconography of modern epics and the influence of ancient iconography of South Asia, even if there is no link except in the Occidental fascination for those stories and characters intriguing to the non-Indian eye.
An image like the asavari ragini page depicting the female figure seated on rocks and surrounded by snakes is for example recalling the episode from Game of Thrones with the mother of dragons surviving from the ordeal fire with her dragons.
This catalogue is an opportunity to bring a new perspective on those colourful vibrant and lively stories and images. I hope you enjoy this epic journey as much as I do when looking at a painting or a bronze or reading one of those stories.
- Anavian Gallery1050 2nd Avenue, Gallery 81, New York, NY 10022
Spanning the Millennia Specializing in Ancient Near Eastern and Islamic Works of Art from the 4th millennium BC through the 19th century AD. Established more than 50 years ago, Anavian Gallery has been at the forefront of the Middle Eastern art/antiquity market. Their long list of clients includes many of the top museums, institutions and private collectors worldwide. Dealing in fine ceramics, glass, metalwork and rare objects.
- Antique Rug Studio NY36 East 31st Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016
For more than 25 years Rahmanan Antique and Decorative Rugs has offered an extensive and unusual stock – now approaching 4000 items – of Oriental and European carpets and American hooked rugs including strong representations of Oushak, Chinese, Serapi / Heriz, Sultanabad / Mahal and Indian, especially in large and uncommon sizes. All our pieces are carefully selected, primarily on aesthetic value and secondarily regarding age and condition.
- Dennis George CrowLos Angeles, CA
Dennis George Crow is a leading specialist in historic China and Asian Photography. Other specialities include colonial and tribal Africa, early nautical photography, classic nudes and rare vintage travel photography.
Related items include art & antiques, maps & prints, book and Chinese Snuff Bottles
- DHARMA ARTCOSTA MESA, CA 92626
Dharma Art was founded by Yangki Ackerman in 1985 in Southern California. Dharma specializes in Himalayan and Asian art, as well as rare collections of early Tibetan carpets, Tibetan antique furniture, Chinese Ningxia rugs and Tibetan Dzi beads.
- Donghwa Ode Gallery30 Booth Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Featured Artist: Dae-Sung Park
The Donghwa Ode Gallery specializes in the contemporary artwork of emerging and established artists from diverse backgrounds around the world. The artwork we present consists of paintings, drawings, pottery, sculptures, installations, and photography that exemplify the unique views of our artists and the high quality of their works.
- ELEANOR ABRAHAM ASIAN ART345 EAST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10021
Eleanor Abraham Asian Art specializes in sculpture from India, Tibet, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia from the 4th to 18th Century. An outstanding collection of tribal jewelry from the early to mid 20th Century will also be exhibited.
- HUA FONG ART CENTERNO.25, LANE 256, RUI-AN STREET, TAIPEI, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Hua Fong Art Center specializes in Chinese works of art, with a focus on ceramics from Song and Ming dynasties, Buddhist sculptures, gilt-bronzes, and ancient jades.
- LOTUS GALLERY1009 WEST 6TH STREET, SUITE 101, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78703
Lotus Asian Art & Antiques Gallery brings together exquisite Asian artistry from the Han Dynasty to today’s prolific talents. Lotus houses ancient and contemporary art, antiques, and decorative elements from across Asia. Featured works include sculpture, fine pottery, paintings, textiles, furnishings, and hand-painted screens and scrolls.
- Lynda Willauer Antiques2 India Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Specializing in: Chinese Export Porcelain: Blue & White, Famille Rose, including Armorial & Mandarin, English & Continental Furniture Including Mahogany, Lightwoods & Painted, Paintings: Still Lifes, Landscapes, Hunt Scenes, specializing in Swedish 20th century listed artists, Watercolors, Samplers & Needlework Pictures, Majolica & Staffordshire Pottery, Tortoise, Tartan & Inlaid Wooden Boxes, Ship Woolworks & Shell Works, Custom Lamps, Tole & Papier Mache, Aubusson & Needlepoint Pillows.
- MICHAEL AYERVAIS40 WEST 25TH STREET, GALLERY 228, NEW YORK, NY 10001
Michael Ayervais Gallery with its intimate and beautiful setting is a wonderful experience for dealers and collectors. Many of our pieces have been bought by prominent museum and institutions.
- MOKE MOKOTOFFBY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NEW YORK CITY AND HUDSON, NY, (212) 741-4443, ASIANARTS108@GMAIL.COM
For over 40 years, Moke Mokotoff has studied and collected the art of South and Central Asia, including Tibetan art and ritual artifacts, ancient and imperial Chinese textiles, Indian and Nepalese art. He maintained a public gallery in New York from 1980 to 2003, and now deals privately in New York City and Hudson, NY. Moke is a certified appraiser. From 1995 to 2001 he served as the curator of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation’s collections and created their Himalayan Art Resources website, which was the largest art “museum” on the web at the time. Moke is also the president of the Zangdokpalri Foundation, an NGO serving the needs of Buddhist communities in the Himalayas. Learn more about the Foundation’s activities at www.zangdokpalri.org.
- NICHOLAS PITCHER ORIENTAL ART LTD.29 NEW BOND STREET, 1ST FLOOR, LONDON W1S 2RL, UNITED KINGDOM
Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd was founded in 1990 and operates from a discreet first floor premises in the heart of London’s Mayfair district. The gallery specializes in Chinese bronzes, early Chinese ceramics and later Chinese works of art of all kinds. Nick Pitcher was formerly a director of Christie’s and headed the Oriental Department in South Kensington from 1976 to 1990. He regularly vets fairs including the Arts of Pacific Asia Show, New York, and the Olympia and Lapada fairs in London.
- NIKI ART – CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE WORKS OF ART1050 SECOND AVENUE, GALLERY 81 NEW YORK, NY 10022
Contemporary Japanese Works of Art, featuring the works of the artist Ko Kono “Leather Sculpture”. Ko Kono is an extremely rare and talented individual who seems uniquely tuned into the natural and even the supernatural worlds. His sculptures, works in leather, create a reflection, an instance of time, captured in a manner that inspires the imagination. Please enjoy this exhibition of his work.
- Pan Asian Art Gallery9 Eaton Street, Winchester, MA 01890
Pan Asian Art Gallery aims to offer to its friends and clients the full panorama of the rich Asian cultures.
While greatly diverse, all the artistic traditions of Asia interconnect at crucial historical and geographic junctures and constantly influence and re-define each other, resulting in the dazzling tapestry that the art of Asia represents today. We aim to showcase and bring to our gallery this rich and enriching diversity.
We offer examples of the art of China, Japan and Korea in ceramics, bronzes, wood sculpture; Gandhara Art of the earliest Buddhist Period, Indian medieval sculpture and Islamic Art in various media. And our inventory includes examples of the arts of Mongolia, the Himalayas and South East Asia.
- ROBYN BUNTIN OF HONOLULU848 SOUTH BERETANIA STREET, HONOLULU, HI 96813
Robyn Buntin began his career in the art world as an artist himself, creating sculptures in stone and mixed metals. His years of experience in the art world has given him expertise in the fields of Japanese and Chinese art with his specialties being Buddhist art and sculpture as well as antique Chinese jade.
- RUPERT SMITH TEXTILES
Rupert Smith Textiles has a rare collection of early Tibetan carpets as well as Khotan and Ningxia rugs.
- TAMARA HILL STUDIO JEWELRY DESIGNS(415) 826-5167 (PACIFIC STANDARD TIME)
Tamara Hill Studio’s one-of-a-kind necklaces are composed of rare antique and ethnic components, pendants, beads, semi-precious stones, minerals and shells. Repurposed into stunning elegant and colorful contemporary statement pieces with an antiquarian look that reflects and conveys the legacy, spirit and magic of many cultures– they may be treasured as talismans and given a new life as personal adornment. Tamara’s work has been featured in Ornament Magazine (September, 2008). Her striking designs have also been shown in galleries and boutiques throughout California, as well as in Santa Fe and Tucson, at the Asian Art Museum and Xanadu Gallery in San Francisco, at the Bowers Museum of Art, and the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art in N.Y.C.
- Textile As Art
- THE JADE DRAGON2200 HIGHLAND ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MI 48104
The Jade Dragon is owned by Stuart and Barbara Hilbert. We presently reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We started collecting Asian art and antiques while teaching in the Republic of China from 1966 to1972. During those formative years, we traveled widely throughout Asia. Our next teaching appointments were in England from 1972-1976, where Stuart also read for a degree in Chinese language and culture at Cambridge University. We returned to the United States in 1977 to pursue our PhD’s at the University of Michigan. At the University, we both specialized in various aspects of Chinese culture and language. Then, in 1983, after the birth of our daughter Lianne, we went into the Asian antique business full time, calling ourselves The Jade Dragon after our collecting habit. We have now been buying and selling Asian antiques for more than thirty years. During those 30 years, The Jade Dragon has become well known throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Many of our collectors have also become valued friends and our relationships have deepened over the years. As the years quickly passed, we slowly pared down our shows to all-Asian venues. Those venues now find us doing shows in just two cities: New York and Hong Kong. We continue to seek out the best Asian antiques that we can find for our customers. They recognize that our many years in business and our long association with so many American collectors and museums have given us unusual access to fine Asian antiques.