Keep Track of Me with Instagram!
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 from www.gcflearnfree.com. With over 600 million active users, there shouldn't be a problem finding your interests whether it is travel, food or antiques.
The next couple of weeks will be fairly busy for me as my travel schedule starts picking up. I will be in Montreal from February 27th to March 2nd for client meetings and various art valuation days. After a brief return to Toronto, I will be off to New York City for Asia Week from March 9th to 14th.
The big international auction houses Bonham's, Christie's and Sotheby's will have multiple Asian art sales throughout that week, and in addition, most of the New York museums will be showcasing their new Asian art themed exhibitions too. I'll be adding photos of my adventures through my website and Instagram feed, so stay tuned!
On the writing side of my life, my next Orientations article will be published February 27th for their March/April 2017 issue. It will be a feature on the Chinese highlights and market trends of the Fall 2016 auction season.
In late March, I will have a smaller article published through the Royal Ontario Museum's newsletter of the Bishop White Committee. They are the fundraising group of the ROM's East Asian Art department, and along with their twice annual publication, they sponsor lectures, luncheons and events. This article will be an analysis of the ROM's Imperial Yangcai Vase from the Qianlong Period (1736-1795) that I recently discussed in my January 2017 Orientation's article.
I guess that's it for now! During my travels, I will have my trusty computer and iPhone with me. I will be available for anyone who needs their Asian art objects valued or appraised, and I'm more than happy to discuss future art advising and writing projects.