ASIA WEEK NEW YORK SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 16–24, 2012

Asia Week New York—the collaboration of 34 top international Asian art specialists, five major auction houses, and 17 museums and Asian cultural institutions— will take place March 16–24, 2012, throughout metropolitan New York, it was announced by Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asia Week New York 2012, and Sotheby’s Vice-Chairman Asian Art, Americas.

“Asia Week New York provides an astonishing showcase for the strength and breadth of material that this city offers in all disciplines of Asian art,” said Howard-Sneyd. “In a few short years, New York has become an essential destination for international collectors, curators, scholars, and Asian art enthusiasts alike.”

The week-long celebration is filled with a non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions (including Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby’s), as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. Participants from England, France, Italy, Japan, Thailand, and the United States unveil an extraordinary array of treasures, which they set aside for their Asia Week New York debut. To help visitors easily navigate the week’s myriad activities, a comprehensive 88- page guide with maps, will be available at the galleries, auction houses, and cultural institutions, starting February 2012 and on www.AsiaWeekNewYork.com

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