||Two of Asian Arts most
well-known galleries, John Eskenazi Ltd. and Rossi & Rossi, have both been updated with new
||A new article, Bangladeshi Arts of the Ricksha written by
Joanna Kirkpatrick and featuring photos by the author and Kevin Bubriski outlining the
history and development this colorful and diverse "people's art".
||One of Asian Arts' first
galleries, Traders of the Lost Arts, has just been
updated with all new material.
Area. Asian Arts is pleased to officially open the Classified Section, where
visitors can buy and sell Asian arts and crafts. This new section alllows you to post your
own item directly, and includes the facility to refer to a picture. For a preliminary
testing period, the service is entirely free.
||Featured Exhibition: Tibet: Tradition and Change, opening
to the public on Oct. 18 1997 (through January 17, 1998, at the Albuquerque Museum. This
large exhibition, selected by Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, incorporates important works
||Asian Arts is pleased host
the Gateway Gallery of Himalayan Antiques,
featuring fine Tibetan painted furniture, wooden artifacts, textiles and ethnic jewelry.
||An interesting article
"About two bamboo carving artists" posted
in the Forum section, contributed by Yoshitaka Takaki, Japan
||Asian Arts is sponsoring
the web site of another worthy project, The
Tibet Heritage Fund Lhasa Archive Project, which seeks to preserve and restore old
buildings in the old city of Lhasa.
||Asian Arts is delighted to
welcome Fitzwilliam Ltd. to our galleries.
Fitzwilliam President Andrew Rogers has specialized in Tibetan and other Indo-Asian
antiques since 1972.
||Jewel of Lotus has updated their gateway
gallery on Asian Arts with several new items.
||Asian Arts has expanded
the home page to accommodate a new main section, Associations.
Over the past year, it has been our pleasure to be able to host the sites of various
important institutions, associations and projects. Pages from many of the Associations
sites will also be listed under exhibitions or articles and can be accessed from either
section. Check this section to see updates from Museums, scholarly institutions and
research, preservation and restoration groups.
||Asian Arts is honored to
host the site of the newly opened Patan Museum,
where a lovely collection of Himalayan treasures is housed in a delightful compound which
combines the medieval spirit with a resepectful but innovative modern restoration and
||For those interested in
the works of contemporary traditional artists from India, the Dak
Ltd. Gallery site has been updated with all new work.
||Emil Mirzakhanian of Milan opens a gateway
gallery in Asian Arts, featuring fine Asian sculpture, carpets and works of art.
||Kathmandu Portfolio + 1 is a new exhibition
of photographs of scenes from Kathmandu, 1970-1974, by Ira Cohen, photographer and poet.
The photographs are accompanied by his Kathmandu Dream Piece.
||One of Asian Arts' first
galleries, John Eskenazi, Ltd., has been
completely redesigned and updated with new material.
||Asian Arts is proud to
welcome our newest on-line gallery site, Joseph G. Gerena
Fine Art, specializing in Fine Ancient, Tribal, and Ancient art and artefacts.
||A new gallery, Shamballa Architectural Antiques, featuring the
finest examples of antique teak doors, carved sacheen (walnut" windows, and other
exotic hard-wood imports.
Tharu of the Tarai, an exhibition brings to the public's view for the first time
the material culture of the Tharu, the indigenous population of Nepal's lowlands along the
Indian border; by Kurt W. Meyer and Pamela Deuel.
||Jewel of the Lotus, a new gallery added,
featuring in fine Asian antiquities, sculptures, paintings and fine works of art.
a Tibetan Renaissance, Profile: Nyima Tsering, Sichuan, China by Pamela Logan, in
||Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman,
a review by Eric J. Hoffman, in the Forum.
||The Asian Arts Bookstore opens. The bookstore is
divided into two sections, the Book Kiosk, where
specialty books are sold, including the exhibition catalogues of several of the
exhibitions featured on Asian Arts. The Asian
Arts/Amazon.com bookstore features lists of books in various areas selected from
the Amazon.com lists.
||Letter from the editor, outlines recent postings.
Ltd. , Asian Arts newest gallery, specializes in importing and exhibiting the
works of contemporary traditional artists from India, who work to preserve the miniature
styles of the past.
||James Singer a well-known dealer of fine Asian Art
based in London, opens his gallery site on Asian Arts. Featured are fine Indian, Nepalese
and Indonesian sculpture.
Wind has extensively updated their Tibetan
furniture gallery on Asian Arts.
Wind has extensively updated their galleries in Asian Arts. Gallery 1 contains fine Himalayan Sculpture,
while Gallery 3 is new gallery with objects of
various types, primarily from the Himalayas.
||Early Portrait Painting in Tibet, by Jane
Casey Singer. The most thorough treatment of the subject to date, with 25 illustrations.
Exploration & Research Society Monastery Project: an article by Pamela Logan
with wonderful photographs outlining the Society's ongoing efforts to save some of the
last intact monasteries on the eastern plateau of Tibet.
||Eskenazi extensively updates it galleries with a
selection of fine pieces from Tibet and the ancient buddhist kingdom of Gandhara.
||Splendors of Imperial China: Treasures from the National
Palace Musuem, Taipei. An unsurpassed survey of Chinese art treasures from one of
the greatest collections in the world will be on view at The Asian Art Museum of San
Francisco from October 14 to December 8, 1996. Then the exhibition will conclude its
historic U.S. tour at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from January
27 to April 6, 1997.
||Indigo Gallery present an exhibition of photographs of Tibet by Daniel Miller, showing from
September 20, 1996.
and Rossi present an exhibition of Tibetan manuscript covers, Guardians of the Sacred Word at the Barbara
Mathes Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, from Wednesday 18 September
to Saturday 19 October 1996.
||New in Forum: Power Places of
Kathmandu, by Keith Dowman with photographs by Kevin Bubriski.
Review by William Forbes, Kathmandu.
||New in Forum: Francince Sliwka, TWO
ASPECTS OF SERINDIAN ART: SERINDIA, WHERE ETYMOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY MEET, has had
illustrations by the author added.
of Imperial China: Jades from the National Palace Museum Review by Eric J. Hoffman
of the Splendors of Imperial China show from a jade-lover's viewpoint.
||A Kushan-period Sculpture from the reign of Jaya
Varma-, A.D. 185, Kathmandu, Nepal: by Kashinath Tamot and Ian Alsop. An important
article on a recent discovery in Nepal which pushes back Nepalese epigraphy and art
history to the second century A.D.
||New in Forum: Francince Sliwka, TWO
ASPECTS OF SERINDIAN ART: SERINDIA, WHERE ETYMOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY MEET, comments by
Francine Sliwka a propos the exhibition shown at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
in Paris until February 19, 1996, and subsequently exhibited in Tokyo: Serindia, Land
of the Buddha: Ten Centuries of Art on the Silk Road.
Wind has extensively updated their galleries in Asian Arts. Featuring fine Tibetan furniture, Himalayan
sculpture and painting and a new gallery of Himalayan
||Textile Conservation Notes from Traders of the Lost Arts
University Department of Music, A Short Introduction, by Gert-Matthias Wegner.
Wegner, renowned in the Kathmandu Valley for his skills in traditional Newar Music,
introduces us to the newly formed Kathmandu University and its Department of Music.
Illustrated with some lovely black and white photographs of Newar musicians.
||Asian Arts introduces
a new section, Forum, where visitors can submit
essays, long letters or reviews. Also, the Departments
page brings together various areas of the journal for easier access.
and Rossi have extensively updated their galleries, with sections on their
offerings at the Maastricht Fine Arts Fair, and
the International Asian Art Fair, New York.
Smith Textiles A new gallery specializing in antique Tibetan carpets and textiles.
||Kathmandu Valley Paintings by Robert Powell. An
Calendar Postings The Asian Arts calendar page has been extensively updated with
many new additions.
||Recent Awards Asian
Arts has been rated in the Top 5% of all web sites by Point. We have also received a 3 star rating
and top review from The McKinley Group-Magellan.
We are very proud of these awards and will continue to improve Asian Arts to better meet
||New Look for Asian ArtsWe
have added several important new features, including Search,
which allows you to search our site according to keywords of your own choice; the Letter Board, a new interactive mail system; and
for visitors with the latest browser version, Frames.
If you do decide to go to our frames version, which introduces a menu bar, you should read
our brief notice on frames, Important: Using Frames,
in the Frames opening window.
Exhibition Mustang, a show of paintings by Robert Powell, some featured here, with
a commentary by Mary Slusser.
Update John Eskenazi, London, has some new images posted
Links Asian Arts has added a number of new links to help you find information on
||Gallery Update Traders of the Lost Arts has added some rare textiles
from their Asian travels.
||New Article The Giant Thangkas of Tsurphu Monastery , by Terris
Temple and Leslie Nguyen, two artists who have helped breathe life into an ancient
||New Exhibit Sculpture from a Sacred Realm , a fascinating
exhibition celebrating the splendour of Indian sculpture. From Rossi
& Rossi in London, England.
||New Article Images of Earth and Water: The Tsa-Tsa Votives of Tibet, by
Juan Li. An in-depth study of the votive clay tablets often deposited within stupas, holy
caves, and monastery altars.
II has been added to the Kora Exhibit. Beautiful and inspiring photographs of the
people and places surrounding the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet.
||New Gallery. Marcel Nies has joined us online. Don't miss the Spirit of Compassion exhibit. View extraordinary
examples of early Tibetan sculpture.
Kora of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Tibet: Don't miss this beautiful photography
exhibit of the circumambulation of Tibet's most sacred temple.
The Calendar of Events page has been heavily updated.
We have updated and organized our Hotlist page. It is a good source for other Asian art
and culture sites as well as other art sites. We are always adding new links.
||Asian Arts has a new, improved interface. And we
have been busy adding new material and will continue to do so. Keep an eye out for several
new and interesting articles, including a photographic documentary of the circumambulation
of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa.
and Son. Spink has a new three part exhibit entitled Visions of the Orient.
||New Gallery: Galleria of Boca Grande An eclectic gallery of
Indonesian art and craftsmanship, featuring fine contemporay painting.
||New Article: Introduction to the Art of Mongolia, by Terese
Tse Bartholomew, curator, Asian Art Museum: A thorough and in-depth introduction to the
art of Mongolia, an excellent companion to the exhibition
||Rossi & Rossi: Fine Art Fair Basel Rossi & Rossi will feature fine
sculpture, painting and textiles at the Basel Fair.
||New Gallery: Indigo Gallery The foremost gallery of contemporary traditional
painting and sculpture in Nepal.
||New Exhibition: Lao Textiles Revisited: The Fashion Institute of
Technology, New York, NY. June 20th - September 30th.
Wind: Many new pieces in both Gallery #1 and Gallery #2.
||New Exhibition: Mongolia: The Legacy of Chinggis Khan: The Asian Art
Museum, San Francisco, CA. July 19th - October 15th.
||Asian Arts moves to its new home at Web Art Publishing - The Premiere World Wide Web Publisher.
||New Exhibition: Heavens' Embroidered Cloths: One Thousand Years of Chinese
Textiles: Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. June 23rd - September 17th.
||Rossi and Rossi present an
Exhibition of Early Textiles in Hong Kong.
||The Consignment Gallery, where items consigned by
private individuals and dealers can be ordered.
||Visit our Tools section; direct links to the latest versions of
Netscape and IRC chat programs.
||New Feature, Chat with the editors of and other visitors to Asian
Arts; we invite you to join us for an IRC chat session. Give us your ideas and
suggestions, hear our plans.
||New Gallery, Spink & Son, with the cover of the catalogue for
their present exhibition in London; The Mirror of Mind, Art of Vajrayana Buddhism.
||New Exhibition and
gallery: John Eskenazi Ltd, Images of Faith.
Beautiful images with full captions.
||Check several new Letters.
||We have a new Comments form, largely because visitors have been
experiencing difficulties with the browser mail windows. Send us a comment (our letters page now has mail posted). Check back soon, many
new items on the way.
a New section of Asian Arts, with listings of current and upcoming conferences,
exhibitions and auctions.
||Letter from D. Brown requesting information on an
Indonesian (?) textile bag.
||New Gallery: Traders of the Lost Arts. Art and artifacts from the
Himalayas collected by two intrepid adventurers.
||Letter from Tom Bayha
about two Burmese monk figures, requesting information Letters
||New photograph of an early
figure of Ratnasamabhava loaded on Ian Alsop: Licchavi
Caityas of Nepal: A Solution to the Empty Niche, figure 3. 4/24/95 New
illustrations loaded in Juan Li: Tsakli:Tibetan Miniature