Two Antiques Shows At Two Armories

There are more than one antiques shows on the weekend of Jan 23-24.

Antiques at the Armory is at Lexington and 26th street.  Winter Antiques Show will be held at Park ave and 67th street. Free shuttle service is provided between the two shows. I was told by a dealer friend that the entrance fee to get into Winter Antiques Show is astoundingly high, so I assume that 20 dollars admission fee is a deal since the ticket enables me to touch something unaffordable.

If two shows at two armories are not enough, head to Morgan Library between the two shows. The exhibition of oil sketches and drawings from the Thaw collection starts from Jan 23.

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 – 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that “his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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