Sarah Douglas. Its first edition in coincided with the nascent craze for Asian art in New York, which has since picked up steam. Numerous younger collectors also turned up. High prices were asked, and paid.
Haughtons’ International Asian Art Fair still rules NY's Asia Week | The Art Newspaper
A decade ago, Asian art dealers in New York scrambled to find a replacement for their most enticing spring ritual. The International Asian Art Fair, which had debuted in the mid s at the Park Avenue Armory as the highlight of March events known as Asia Week, was cancelled during the economic downturn. Dealers instead formed a consortium to promote shows at their galleries, mostly in midtown Manhattan and on the Upper East Side. They handed out pedestrian-friendly maps, and emphasised that gallery visits could provide perks normally unavailable at fairs, such as servings of tea and access to backroom reference libraries. It brings together about 50 dealers from the United States and abroad and has joined forces with auction houses and cultural institutions.
Inaugurated in , the International Asian Art Fair has helped to reshape the way Asian art is appreciated in America. It was, in fact, the growing interest and burgeoning demand for Asian art around the world, and particularly in the USA, that provided the impetus for its creation as a cultural meeting ground for the many Asian collecting fields. The fair is important to - and coincides with - New York's 'Asia Week' held each spring. The title Studio International is the property of the Studio International Foundation and, together with the content, are bound by copyright.
Published: April 26, The slip of bamboo that Anna and Brian Haughton planted a decade ago has taken over an entire mountainside. Aficionados could be seen all over New York the last week of March, huddled in groups, discussing the events of the day, comparing exploits and triumphs.