OLD AND NEW

Art fairs and auc­tions will keep col­lec­tors busy in Asia this month, while mu­se­ums in Lon­don and New York fo­cus on the an­cient and mod­ern

Singapore Tatler - - CONCIERGE | ART AGENDA -

ANDY WARHOL— FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN

WHIT­NEY MU­SEUM OF AMER­I­CAN ART, NEW YORK NOVEMBER 12 TO MARCH 31, 2019 Re­mark­ably, this is the first Andy Warhol ret­ro­spec­tive to be held in the US since 1989. Start­ing with Warhol’s work as a com­mer­cial il­lus­tra­tor in the 1950s, the show traces the artist’s ca­reer through to the height of pop art in the 1960s and on to his ex­per­i­men­tal video work and use of ready-mades in the 1980s. whit­ney.org

WEST BUND ART & DE­SIGN

WEST BUND ART CEN­TRE, SHANG­HAI NOVEMBER 8 TO 11 More than 90 gal­leries from around the world are de­scend­ing on Shang­hai to take part in the West Bund Art & De­sign fair, among them heavy hit­ters such as Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner. Once you’re fin­ished at West Bund, don’t miss the other events taking place con­cur­rently, in­clud­ing the Art021 fair and the 12th Shang­hai Bi­en­nale. west­bund­shang­hai.com

CHRISTIE’S AU­TUMN SALES

HONG KONG CON­VEN­TION AND EX­HI­BI­TION CEN­TRE NOVEMBER 23 TO 28 Christie’s hosts a se­ries of day and evening auc­tions at the end of this month sell­ing ev­ery­thing from jew­ellery and watches to wine and Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy. The high­light of the auc­tion se­ries is the paint­ing Wood and Rock (be­low) by Su Shi (who lived from 1037 to 1101), which is hailed by ex­perts as one of the world’s rarest Chi­nese paint­ings. The es­ti­mate for the 1,000-year-old scroll is more than US$51M. christies.com

I AM ASHURBANIPAL: KING OF THE WORLD, KING OF ASSYRIA

THE BRI­TISH MU­SEUM, LON­DON NOVEMBER 8 TO FE­BRU­ARY 24, 2019 King Ashurbanipal of the Assyr­ian empire, who lived from roughly 669 to 631 BC, was the most pow­er­ful man on earth at the time. This ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores his reign through the Bri­tish Mu­seum’s un­matched col­lec­tion of art and ob­jects from the Assyr­ian empire, which at its hey­day stretched from the eastern Mediter­ranean to the moun­tains of Iran. british­mu­seum.org

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