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Art & Antiques March 2019

The Art of Excellence. Art & Antiques is tailored to readers who are actively involved in the international art market. Our editorial policy places special emphasis on the interests of the serious art aficionado—a collector whose passion is acquiring and living with art, antiques and high-end collectibles.

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1 min
a long struggle

“ART MUST BE an integral part of the struggle,” said the artist Charles White (1918–79). “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” A painter, draftsman, and printmaker, White created images of historical and contemporary African American people with an emphasis on portraying their dignity, humanity, and heroism in the face of racism. His most famous work is the mural The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy at Hampton University in Virginia. The full scope of White’s career can be experienced through the exhibition “Charles White: A Retrospective,” on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 9. Organized by the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with LACMA, the show was…

9 min
high culture in the lowcountry

CHARLESTON, S.C., has long been a destination for fine art collectors, who flock to the city—especially come spring—to ramble the historic cobbled streets and duck into the countless galleries clustered in the city’s French Quarter. This March, the local art world will be especially vibrant, as March 1—the first Friday of the month—will see the Charleston Gallery Association’s first Art Walk of the year. From 5–8 p.m., more than 40 member galleries will host openings and receptions for a huge variety of artists, both local and national, throughout downtown Charleston “The streets of Charleston just come alive on our Art Walk nights,” says the Association’s Joyce Harvey, of Joyce Harvey Fine Art. “Hundreds of people hop from gallery to gallery enjoying lively music, refreshments and talented art ists sharing their work with…

2 min
western vistas

ON APRIL 6, the Scottsdale Art Auction will hold its annual sale of Western, wildlife, and sporting art at its facility in Old Town Scottsdale. Founded in 2005 by three respected dealers in the field—Michael Frost of J. N. Bartfield Galleries in New York City, Jack Morris of Morris Whiteside Galleries in Hilton Head, S.C., and Brad Richardson of Legacy Galleries of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jackson Hole, Wyo.—the sale is a must-attend event for serious collectors in these classic genres. This year’s sale features over 350 lots, likely to be led by a fabulous Western landscape by Hudson River School master Thomas Moran. Estimated at $3.5–4.5 million, Castle Rock—Green River, Wyoming was painted during an 1871 expedition to Yellowstone, led by Ferdinand V. Hayden; one of the other participants was the…

2 min
the map and the territory

ON MARCH 21–23, Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C., will be presenting its Premier & Emporium Catalog Auction, with more than 1,900 lots of material including American and European paintings, furniture, jewelry, silver, clocks, Asian decorative arts, and a selection of cut glass. The top lot is likely to be a rare and important map of Virginia, the Bishop James Madison Map, published in 1808 (est. $80,000–120,000). Assembled from six separately printed sections, it is in black and white with a hand-colored landscape view of the city of Richmond; the map also includes portions of the states of Ohio and Kentucky and the Michigan Territory. Its provenance is from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and proceeds from its sale will go to benefit the foundation’s acquisitions fund. Among the other highlights of the…

2 min
eastern approaches

THIS MONTH, Art & Antiques celebrates Asian art, on the occasion of Asia Week New York, a citywide event involving galleries, auction houses, and museums that is marking its 10th anniversary. One of the salient facts of today’s art market, in the U.S., Europe, and Asia alike, is the growing appreciation of the arts of China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan regions, with some truly amazing artworks and artifacts coming up for sale. Tastes are broadening, and areas of pre-modern Asian art that were formerly less well known and understood in the West are being avidly collected, while Asian contemporary art forms that ground themselves in the past while remaining very much of this moment are also enjoying great success. Our coverage of Asia Week starts on…

2 min
looking down

http://www.kapoorgallery.com In Buddhism, Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being, a Buddha, who returned to the world in order to help suffering creatures and eventually lead them to enlightenment. The word Avalokiteshvara is Sanskrit and means “the lord who looks down,” in the sense of compassionately gazing down on the earth from a higher sphere. Avalokiteshvara has been known by many names in many languages in Buddhist nations, and has been depicted in diverse ways in Buddhist art. The sculpture shown here is Chinese, made around the 17th century in the style of the Kangxi period of the Qing dynasty. Reverence for Avalokiteshvara in China began in the late Ming period, and under the Kangxi Emperor (reigned 1661–1722), the Imperial Court began to officially patronize the deity, and during the reign of Kanxi’s grandson…