Eighteen new galleries from Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States join the 2013 edition of Asia Week New York, bringing the total to an unprecedented 43 galleries, it was announced by Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asia Week New York, and Sotheby’s Vice-Chairman Asian Art, Americas.

The annual collaboration of international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, museums and Asian cultural institutions takes place throughout metropolitan New York from March 15–23, 2013.

“This is the largest number of galleries that have participated since the inception of Asia Week New York nearly five years ago, and represents 25% growth over last year,” says Howard-Sneyd. “As more and more Asian art dealers recognize that New York is the place to be in March, we are able to select a broader and more diverse group of specialists eager to exhibit here.

This confirms just how vital Asia Week New York has become as a destination for international Asian art collectors, curators, and scholars.”Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art.

The newcomers in the fields of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art include: Art Passages (United States), Buddhist Art (Germany), Galerie Hioco (France), Nayef Homsi (United States), Prahlad Bubbar Ltd. (England), Walter Arader (United States), and Xanadu Gallery (United States).

They join returning dealers: Carlo Cristi (Italy), Dalton Somaré (Italy), Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch (England), Kapoor Galleries (United States), Sue Ollemans Oriental Works of Art (England), Carlton Rochell Asian Art (United States), John Siudmak Asian Art (England) Tucker Tozer Asian Art (England) and Nancy Wiener Gallery (United States).

Chinese Ancient and/or Contemporary First-time participants are: Asian Art Studio (United States), Jacques Barrère (France), Jadestone (United States), Nicholas Grindley Works of Art (England), Dr. Robert Bigler (Switzerland), Santos-London (England) and Wei Asian Arts (Belgium).

Andrew Kahane, Ralph M. Chait Galleries, China 2000 Fine Art, The Chinese Porcelain Company, Michael C. Hughes, Kaikodo, J.J. Lally & Co., M. Sutherland Fine Arts, and Zetterquist Galleries – all from the United States – return to the fold.

Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese New dealers joining the Japanese specialists are: Bachmann Eckenstein (Switzerland), Carole Davenport (United States), Flying Cranes (United States) and Lesley Kehoe Galleries (Australia).

Returning participants Dai Ichi Arts, Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd., Scholten Japanese Art, Erik Thomsen (all from the United States), along with Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art from Japan, complete the roster.

Ancient and/or Contemporary Korean Ancient and/or contemporary Korean specialists Kang Collection Korean Art and KooNewYork, both from the United States, complete the extraordinary array of Asian art treasures on view.

To kick off Asia Week New York, which features simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions, exhibitions, lectures, symposia and numerous special events, a private, invitation-only reception will be held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on March 15.

To help visitors easily navigate the week’s myriad activities, a comprehensive guide with maps will be available at participating galleries, auction houses and cultural institutions, starting Feb. 2013. Emphasizing the strength of interest from Chinese-speaking buyers, an abridged version of the website will be available for the first time in Chinese.

Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York.

For more information visit www.AsiaWeekNewYork.com.

Images Featured:

Walter Arader: Gilt bronze figure of the Bonpo deity Kunzang Ahkor, 13th centurySantos-LondonChinese Imperial bowl decorated in Famille Rose palette opaque enamels with tree peonies, branches entwined with wisteria, and a mynah bird on a green ground. Rim with Daya Zhai (Studio of great elegance) and oval cartouche with tiandi yijia chun (Heaven and Earth harmonious as one family); base with yongqing changchun (en-during spring eternally celebrated). Tongzhi/Guangxu 1862/83