News: December 2014

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    ARTIC Unveils New Islamic Galleries

    The Art Institute of Chicago has unveiled its new galleries for Islamic art, meaning that the museum’s permanent collection is back on show for the first time since 2012.

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    Baluchar Silks of Bengal, Mumbai

    The exhibition ‘Sahib, Bibi, Nawab: Baluchar Silks of Bengal 1750–1900’ is at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum), Mumbai, 12 December 2014 to 11 January 2015.

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    Textiles by Samiro Yunoki, Musée Guimet, Paris

    Le danse de forms – Textiles de Samiro Yunoki is showing at Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet, Paris to 12 January 2015. The exhibition marks the entry of 72 mainly textile works into the museum’s collection, that have been donated by the artist.

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    High-Flying Dragon carpet

    A new mark for a Chinese carpet was set at Christie’s in New York on 11 December 2014, one of six world auction records set during the ‘Exceptional Sale’, by this Wanli period Ming Imperial double dragon carpet fragment. The carpet sold to an anonymous buyer within its $600-800,000 estimate for $665,000. A complete large… Read more »

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    Joseph V. McMullan Award 2014

    Two winners of the most prestigious award in the field of oriental carpets, the Joseph V. McMullan Award have been announced for 2014.

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    Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection at Christie’s

    The collection of Robert Hatfield Ellis will be sold at Christie’s in March 2015. The distinguished connoisseur, dubbed the ‘King of Ming by the New York Times, passed away in August 2014.

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    Rippon Boswell goes Live

    Rippon Boswell’s Major Autumn Sale in Wiesbaden, Germany on Saturday 29th November 2014 was auctioneer Detlef Maltzahn’s first venture into the world of real-time online bidding through liveauctioneers.com.

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    ‘Carpet’ by Amos Gitai at Palazzo Reale, Milan

    The exhibition ‘Strade/Ways’ about the work of noted Israeli film director Amos Gitai will open at Palazzo Reale, Milan on 2 December 2014. The display features a selection of extraordinary rugs related to his upcoming film ‘Carpet’.


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