Arts of Pacific Asia Returns to Spring Asia Week

Arts of Pacific Asia New York 2008 at the 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave. at 26th St., is once again a major fixture of Spring Asia Week, with an opening preview Thursday evening March 20th and regular show days, Friday, March 21 through Monday, March 24th.

In 2008, Arts of Pacific Asia has been reduced to 72 exhibitors to accommodate the larger booths required by the increasingly prestigious group of exhibitors.

In its 17th presentation, the show is scheduled to coincide with the Spring auctions of Asian Material at Sotheby’s (March 18, 19 and 20) and Christies (March 19, 20 and 21) and permit major collectors sufficient time to travel to Hong Kong for a major Sotheby’s Asian Auction scheduled for early April.

A number of new major exhibitors have joined Arts of Pacific Asia New York for 2008, including Knapton Rasti Asian Art, London, specialists in jade and Chinese ceramics; snuff bottle specialist Robert Hall, London; Chinese porcelain dealers, S. Marchant & Son, London; Jan van Beers Oriental Art, London, specializing in Chinese objects; Chinese furniture dealer Nicholas Grindley, Great Finbrough, Suffolk, England: Georgia Chrischilles, Brussels, who features jewelry and objects from the sub-Continent; and export porcelain dealer Imperial Oriental Art, New York City.

Arts of Pacific Asia, New York opens Thursday evening, March 20th with a 6:00 to 10:00 pm preview ($100 per person) and will be open to the public Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, Sunday, March 23rd from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Monday, March 24th from 11:00 am to 5 PM. General admission is $20 per person for the run of the show including the show catalogue