Many museum curators and savvy collectors buying at Asia Week NY

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Many museum curators and savvy collectors buying at Asia Week NY

“The energy and traffic was considerably greater than 2012, which was already a strong year for us,” said Suneet Kapoor of the Kapoor Galleries in New York. “I noticed some new museums visiting, which have not done so in the past, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Korean National Museum, as well as the regulars such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Newark Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Dallas Museum of Art and some of the University Museums: Lowe Museum at the University of Miami, Smart Museum at University of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery. We also noticed an uptick in European collectors as well, on the rise over the past two years, reinforcing New York as a premier destination for Asian art.”

“I had a record-breaking week which surpassed all my expectations,” said Joan B. Mirviss of her eponymous gallery. “The responses from both the museum world and the savvy collectors have been astonishing.”

James Lally of J. J. Lally & Co. in New York said: “Our special exhibition of Song Dynasty Ceramics was very well received… The number of serious collectors and curators and Asian art aficionados passing through our gallery during Asia Week 2013 was significantly higher than last year.”

Erik Schiess of the Portland, Oregon-based Jadestone, reported that he developed new relationships and met new museum clients as well. “We sold most of our top items. Approximately 2/3 of the sales were to mainland Chinese buyers and the rest were to European and American clients.”

“The energy and enthusiasm is more intense than last year,” said Katherine Martin of Scholten Japanese Art in New York. “I had visitors almost non-stop throughout the week.”

“We had an amazing week selling more items this year than ever before,” said Michael C. Hughes from New York…

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