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
October is almost over! It's been a busy month of traveling, especially after I survived a recent eight day visit to Vancouver - the majority of the time was spent on client meetings, but I did manage to go on a couple of relaxing hikes and eat plenty of fresh sushi. Museum-wise, I caught the last day of 'Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia' at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. I also saw a fantastic exhibition at the Poly Culture Ar
Happy belated Chinese New Year! January 28, 2017 marks the beginning of the rooster year and the end of the monkey year (my Chinese zodiac sign). I'm definitely no Chinese zodiac master, and through my 'scientific' online searches, I realized there are probably dozens of conflicting characteristics for people born under this sign (take 2017 and keep subtracting multiples of 12 to see if you are born in the year of the rooster, i.e. 2005, 1993, 1981, etc). People born in the y
Happy New Year and wishing everyone a very joyful and healthy 2017. I recently returned from my two week vacation to England and Paris. In addition to the museums visits I mentioned in my last posting, I managed to drop by two more before going home. The first is the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath, England. It may seem quite a distance from London, but it is a pleasant 1.5 hour train ride from Paddington Station. The train was fairly fast and there is a small dining cart in
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break and is looking forward to New Years! I have been staying with family in London England for the past week and will return to Toronto on January 5th. At this exact moment, I am taking a quick side trip to Paris, a city I haven't visited in about ten years. The weather in London and Paris have been relatively mild compared to Toronto! In addition to enjoying time with family, I have been going to as many museums as I can in both cities.