David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

26 March 2007

Tales Of Manhattan...

Last Thursday night was opening of the International Asian Art Fair to benefit the Asia Society, with a Gala Preview Reception at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue and 67th Street. The Fair runs through this coming Wednesday, March 30th.

This is Asia Week in New York and there are exhibitions and sales going on all over town. However, the International Asian Fair which first brough Asian to the fore in New York, is the crème de la crème  in terms of art and objects.

One of my favorites is Goedhuis, the gallery that first brought contemporary Chinese painting and sculpture to New York. This gallery alone is worth the price of admission.  But there are many beautiful stalls showing art, jewelry, sculpture, porcelains, and furniture. All of it giving off that Eastern elegance that was also very much in the room amongst the crowd who'd come for the Asia Society.

Alison Minton and Kimberly Thomsen.