Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality. At Chinese New Year celebrations people wear red clothes, decorate with poems on red paper, and give children “lucky money” in red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck.
Chinese / Lunar New Year was on February 19th, the Year of the Goat
Sotheby's Asian Art Week
Get your red on, and head over to Sotheby’s to “A Celebration of Asian Art” during the seventh edition of Asia Week New York from March 13 thru 21, 2015 .
A whirlwind of exhibitions, auctions and special events take place throughout midtown and the Upper East Side!
Carrying forth a mission to celebrate and promote Asian art in New York City, Asia Week New York is a collaboration of top-tier Asian art specialists, major auction houses, world-renowned museums and Asian cultural institutions in the metropolitan New York area.
The Asia Week New York Association concentrates its efforts on presenting one non-stop, event-filled week in March of every year, drawing collectors and curators from every corner of the United States and an international clientele from across the globe. The annual event fulfills the broader aim of affirming the importance of Asian art in the citywide-and nationwide-cultural scene.
What will you see?