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纽约亚洲艺术周 Presents "Transported by Art" February 24, 5:00 p.m. EST

February 19, 2021

Chinese Export Watercolor of Junk, 19th Century, Courtesy of 爱嘉福 Auctions

纽约: Who better to explain the harrowing twists and turns of transporting a precious work of art to its final destination than a team of art dealers, collectors and transport specialists? Providing useful tips on how to navigate this oftentimes convoluted process, 纽约亚洲艺术周 presents a panel of experts who discuss the road from seller to buyer from their individual perspectives on Wednesday, February 24th, 5:00 p.m. (EST) To reserve a spot, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z-CiaSxkQgee-EhUxsB3ZQ

Says Lark Mason, founder of 爱嘉福 Auctions and president of the Appraisers Association of America, who will moderate the discussion: “Our intent is to provide practical information about how to get from A to Z–avoiding as much stress as possible–after purchasing a work of art.”

The experts include:

Mark Aiston has worked in the art and antiques shipping and storage business since 1983. He founded his own company, Aiston Fine Art Services, in 2002 catering to the demanding needs of the discerning art collecting and auction worlds, both locally and internationally.

Susan L. Beningson is an independent curator based in New York City. Her current project is part of Triennial now on view at the 亚洲协会 Museum entitled: "We The People: Xu Bing and Sun Xun Respond to the Declaration of Independence." From 2013 through 2019 she was a curator of Asian Art at the 布鲁克林艺术博物馆 where she organized the reinstallation of the Arts of China galleries and the exhibition "One: Xu Bing" as well as co-curating the reinstallation of the Arts of Korea gallery and the exhibition "Infinite Blue." A well-known collector of Asian art, Dr. Beningson's collection of 150 objects of Indian temple jewelry was the subject of an international traveling exhibition organized by the 亚洲协会 Museum and toured with the American Federation of Arts to six venues and is now part of the permanent collection of the 纽瓦克博物馆.

Steven Chait is the President of Ralph M. Chait Galleries in New York City. The Gallery was founded by their namesake and Steven's grandfather, Ralph M. Chait in 1910. The Gallery today is the oldest specialist gallery in the United States dealing in fine antique Chinese porcelains and works of art. Over its remarkable long history, the gallery has worked with and sold to museums and private collectors throughout the world.

Mee-Seen Loong is a director of INKstudio, a gallery based in Beijing focused on contemporary Chinese Ink art and provides art advisory services to collectors, corporations and museums. She is a consultant to Sotheby’s where her long career of 40-plus years has included the roles of Managing Director of Sotheby’s Hong Kong and Vice-Chairman, Chinese Art and Asian Paintings worldwide.

For the past twenty-five years, Ellen Hoener Ross has provided significant guidance and innovative solutions to meet the changing risk management and insurance needs of the art world. As the Managing Director of the Fine Arts and Cultural Institutions Practices at Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, her team specializes in fine arts insurance for art collectors, cultural institutions, artists, galleries, and nonprofits. Before joining Gallagher, Ms. Ross was the Fine Arts Practice leader at Wells Fargo. She also worked as the property claims manager for Hanover Insurance Co. and as a fine arts/jewelry claims specialist and Underwriter for Hartford Insurance Co.

About 纽约亚洲艺术周
The collaboration of top-tier international Asian art galleries, the five major auction houses, 邦瀚斯, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage Auctions, 爱嘉福, and Sotheby’s, and numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions, 纽约亚洲艺术周 is a week-long celebration filled with a non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. Participants from Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States unveil an extraordinary array of museum-quality treasures from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea.

纽约亚洲艺术周协会是在纽约州注册的 501(c)(6) 非营利性贸易会员组织。 For more information visit www.AsiaWeekNewYork.com @asiaweekny #asiaweekny

About Songtsam, Presenting Sponsor
Founded by Baima Duoji, in 2000, the Songtsam Hotels, Resorts, & Tour is the only collection of luxury Tibetan-style retreats found across the Tibetan Plateau that offers guests sophisticated elegance, refined design, modern amenities, and unobtrusive service in places of natural beauty and cultural interest. 白玛先生长期以来对中国、喜马拉雅和东南亚艺术有着浓厚的兴趣,因此很早就开始收藏相关艺术品,直到在香格里拉著名的松赞林寺旁建立集团旗下第一家酒店——松赞香格里拉林卡酒店。 Many of the properties across the Tibetan plateau are decorated with Mr. Baima’s personal collection, with each hotel acting as a private art museum. Songtsam aims to share the beauty of humanity’s imagination and creativity with people from all over the world and has been exploring and preserving the essence of Tibetan culture, all the while maintaining a commitment to supporting economic development, local communities, environmental conservation, and sustainability within Tibet and Yunnan. For more information, visit www.songtsam.com/en