Asian Art in London is delighted to present a selection of informal ‘Chats With Specialists,’ offering our audience personal insights into the lives of our participants, currently Working From Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Each presents a selected object that is isolating with them. We discuss the art market, gallery endeavours and, of course, Covid-19’s impact on businesses in the U.K.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: Raquelle Azran
This week we catch up with collector, dealer and overall specialist in Vietnamese art, Raquelle Azran. She takes us on a tour of her home, introduces us to a range of modern & contemporary Vietnamese artists as well as giving us a masterclass in curation.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: Behnaz Atighi Moghaddam
Last week we visited Behnaz Atighi Moghaddam, ahead of Christies’ October Islamic & Indian arts sale. She showed us a selection of her favourite lots available in the auction, including a truly exceptional painting of Nasir Al-Din Shah at a royal banquet in the Gulestan palace gardens.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: John Berwald
This week we catch up with specialist in Chinese ceramics, John Berwald. We explore the change in market throughout China’s transitional period, as well as the Chinese literati and “Journey to The West,” one of the most popular literary works in east Asia. He also shows us two objects isolating with him at home.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: Woolley & Wallis (Part two)
For part 2 of our recent chat with Woolley & Wallis auction house, head of Japanese art, Alexandra Aguilar shows us two of her favourite lots from their forthcoming sale, as well as the importance of the sale in Woolley & Wallis’s history!
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: HENRY HOWARD-SNEYD
This week we speak with founding member of Asian Art in London (& also Asia Week NY!) Henry Howard-Sneyd. He tells us the exciting story behind a somewhat deceptive ceramic dish – the story covers centuries of Asian history and techniques.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: Woolley & Wallis (Part one)
This week’s instalment of Chats with Specialists is a two-parter. Here we talk with John Axford, one of the top Asian art specialists in the auction world. He shows us two of his his favourite lots from Woolley & Wallis’s forthcoming Chinese art sale; as well as a slightly rude mark on Chinese ceramics!
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: ASAPH HYMAN
This week we catch up with Asaph Hyman & learn about ‘taotie’, or monster masks & their usage in early Chinese bronzes. He shows us a 3000 year old food vessel, as well as discussing Bonham’s forthcoming BLUE Auction in aid of NHS Charities Covid-19 Appeal.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: daniel crouch rare books
This week we catch up with Daniel Crouch of Daniel Crouch Rare Books. He shows us the stunning imperial blue celestial map originally exhibited at Asian Art in London 2019, as well as a very rare Gastaldi map of Asia.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: JACQUELINE SIMCOX
This week we catch up with dealer of Chinese textiles, Jacqueline Simcox. We explore symbolism, springtime in China as well as taking a closer look at her Ming dynasty silk brocade panel.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: CHIKO NARA
This week we catch up with director of Hanga Ten gallery, Chiko Nara. She talks us through two contemporary works by Kelly & Shinoda from her collection, as well as discussing the Japanese term ‘ma,’ & it’s relation to art.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: LEILA DE VOS VAN STEENWIJK
Leila de Vos Van Steenwijk is Christies’ regional managing director for Asian & World Art, as well as the Chairwoman for Asian Art in London. In this weekend edition of Chats with Specialists, we discuss the digitisation of AAL, scholar’s rocks & the problems that come with having expensive taste!
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: CHARLES MOORE, GROSVENOR GALLERY
Director of Grosvenor Gallery, Charles Moore chatted with us this week. Covering topics such as the Bombay Progressive Artists Group, Souza, Raza as well as the gallery’s new podcast series.
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: ALICE WILLIAMSON OF PRIESTLEY & FERRARO
For the second instalment of our Work from Home series, we chat with Alice Williamson of Priestley & Ferraro. We discuss Working from Home, what’s going on at the gallery & a stunning Chinese tixi lacquer ‘zhadou.’
CHATS WITH SPECIALISTS: SIMON PILLING EAST ASIAN ART & INTERIORS
In the first of our Work from Home series, we chat with dealer of East Asian Art & Interiors, Simon Pilling. We discuss Asian Art in London, the Coronavirus and a beautiful Japanese lacquer container.