Hope everyone is enjoying the autumn season! I've been traveling a lot the past few weeks so have been a little late in posting my trip to the September 2019 edition of Asia Week New York. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen some of the highlight objects I was examining during my auction house visits. I wasn't even CLOSE to posting everything I saw, so this blog features more examples of the Asian Art items I really liked. As many of you know, Asia Week New Yor
I can't believe we're already halfway through summer! The past couple of months have been fairly busy for me with the Toronto Asian Art sales and a trip to Vancouver at the end of June, numerous appraisals and valuations in July, AND the completion of my latest Chinese Art auction market trends report for Orientations magazine. This article will be published in their September/October issue and will be available in most museum bookstores by the end of August. As usual, I will
I'm back in Toronto! It's been an incredible three months. Since mid-September I have been to New York, Hong Kong, Vancouver, New York (again), and London! When I left my Toronto auction house job three years ago, I didn't think I would be traveling this much, but it has been quite exhilarating! It's always a pleasure to visit the large international Asian Art sales room, and the quality of the objects I am able to examine these days is completely stunning! During my travels
I finally made it back to Toronto! If you have been following my Instagram, you probably saw that I was in Hong Kong for two weeks. In addition to eating some amazing food, I also checked out the numerous Chinese Art events taking place at the end of May. Not only was there the large International Antiques Fair, but there were also auction previews at Bonhams, Sotheby's and Christie's. Christie's occupied the largest venue at the Hong Kong Convention Centre so most the photos
It's been a crazy couple of weeks, but I'm finally back home for the next little while. I just returned from Vancouver after a week-long business trip and I'm now slowly trying to catch up with all my Toronto-related work. For the past few hours I have been organizing the hundreds of photos I took during New York Asia Week. Asia Week is a series of Asian Art related events that take place in Manhattan over a period of ten days in mid-March. In addition to museums showcasing n
It’s been a crazy 2.5 weeks, but I finally made it back to Toronto! I was on the road for the last while - consisting of an 8-day stop in London followed by 6 days in New York City. In London, I attended the Asian Art in London festivities. Just like Asia Week NYC, the London events featured previews at multiple auction houses on the international and regional level. In addition were new Asian-themed museum exhibitions, gallery and dealer shows, and various Asian Art lectures
I'm back from another whirlwind visit to New York City! This time it was for the Fall Asia Week festivities from September 8th until September 16th. I ended up staying for five days in the midtown area. The September auctions at the big three international auction houses - Bonhams, Christie's and Sotheby's - are typically a little bit more low key than the March editions, but there was still so many places to visit with over 2000 Asian Art objects to preview. After seeing and
Autumn is coming! And that means the start of another Asian Art auction season! I will be in New York for the Asia Week auction previews from September 7th to the 11th. Please say hi if you see me at one of the various exhibitions throughout the city. In the meantime my next Orientations Magazine market trends report will be featured in their September/October issue (which should be available through museum bookstores next week). This report covers Chinese Art highlights from
The past month has been really busy! The international Chinese Art auctions are winding down for the season so I have been keeping track of all the sales in Paris, Beijing and Hong Kong over the past couple of weeks. The Chinese Art market is still going at a steady pace with still strong prices in painting, porcelain, furniture and works of art. At the same time, I have been finalizing my summer schedule and working on my next market trends report for Orientations magazine.
I survived another Asia Week! The 2017 edition of Asia Week New York marked my 10th consecutive year of attending the weeklong festivities for Asian art collectors, dealers, academics and enthusiasts. On the program were over twenty auctions, gallery openings and new museum exhibitions taking place from March 9th to March 18th. The auction previews are always one of the highlights for my annual March trip to NYC. It is one of the best opportunities to see all the great pieces
My next Orientations article will be featured in their March/April 2017 edition where I discusses Chinese art market trends and highlights from the past Fall. Aptly titled "Chinese Works of Art Auction Highlights - Autumn 2016", the issue should hit museums and bookstores in the coming days - just in time for the start of Asia Week! This review covers international auction results from the 'Big Three' international houses - Bonham's, Christie's and Sotheby's. Hopefully reader
Thank you to everyone following @anthonywuart on Instagram over the past couple of months! The app has been a lot of fun and I really enjoy featuring the (mostly) Asian antiques and artwork I have encountered throughout my travels in Canada, the USA and Europe. For those who are new to social media, Instagram is fairly simple to use. You basically sign up, create a profile, upload a couple of photos and post them! There are many Instagram tutorials online such as this one fro
For those who subscribe to Orientations Magazine, please check out my new article in their January/February issue. Titled 'Representing Current Market Trends in the Modern Asian Art Institution', I selected three impressive pieces of 18th Century Chinese Imperial porcelain kept in the storage area of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto. In addition to describing the importance of these pieces, I ask why they are in storage and not on public display. The international m
If you haven't had the chance yet, please see my new article in the September issue of Orientations Magazine. Based in Hong Kong, this magazine caters to Asian Art collectors, connoisseurs, and academics with fresh articles, gallery and museum news, and upcoming sales in the auction world. I will be contributing twice a year for their international Chinese antiques market report. These reviews will focus mainly on the big three international auction houses, Bonhams, Christie'