Chinese Imperial Zitan Chair from the Summer Palace.
To see images of Lark Mason inspecting the chair, click here.
Lark Mason discusses the traits of a Chinese Imperial Zitan Chair to two of his staff, Pat DePuydt (photographer) and Andy McElwee (registrar).
The chair will be on exhibit for the Asia Week Preview September 8th – 14th, 2012 a the iGavel Gallery, 227 E. 120th Street in New York City. Click here to schedule an appointment to view.
Promotional photographs taken by Erica Mason.
ASIA WEEK GALLERY PREVIEW
September 8th – September 14th, 2012
227 East 120th Street, New York City
Nye & Company has added four additional fine art lots to their August Fine and Decorative Arts Auction. These lots are a preview for a consignment of a private collection of fine art that will be featured in their upcoming September auction.
One painting is an oil on canvas by Eugene Verboeckhoven (Dutch, 1799-1881), depicting a field of sheep. Verboeckhoven was a prolific artist, who specialized in realistic paintings of sheep, cows, and other livestock. It is estimated at $6,000-$9,000.
Another painting is a finely detailed oil on board of a cathedral interior, painted by Angelus de Baets (1793-1855), another Dutch artist. This is a fine example of his favorite subject, an it is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
We also have a large silver metal Russian icon on board. Depicting the mother and child in typical Russian fashion, this icon is 26″ x 20″w and is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
Finally, we have an unsigned oil on board of a milk maid. This finely painted work is mounted in a detailed gilt frame, and would be aesthetically pleasing on any wall in your home.
Master musician and guitar virtuoso Doug Munro is an established veteran of the New York music scene. Since 1987 he has released eleven albums as a leader and has appeared on over 50 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Doug has over 75 original published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements performed by some of the finest players in the world. His current CD “A Very Gypsy Christmas” is a swinging “Django” style interpretation of 15 of your all time favorite Christmas songs.
In the recording field Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck , on which Doug performed, arranged, and co-produced, as one of its Top Ten Jazz CD’s of 2003. Doug also did orchestration work on the Oscar winning documentary When We Were Kings.
As an educator Doug created and was Director of the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College from 1993-2002. He continues to teach there as Director Emeritus. This esteemed jazz program boasts a faculty that includes John Abercrombie, Todd Coolman, Jon Faddis, Eric Alexander, John Riley and many other top jazz performers. He is also a Teaching Artist at the Litchfield Jazz Camp.
“Doug Munro…well he can flat out play!” – Dr. Lonnie Smith
Executive Director Vita Muir had been looking for a way to more closely link the Litchfield Jazz Camp and Festival, and the opportunity presented itself during a camp faculty concert last summer, part of the “Kent Has That Jazz” series.
Teaching Artist Gary Smulyan had been working on the music of George Coleman with his students in their combo, and thought it would be great to present at a faculty concert. He couldn’t have imagined he response – it was so well received that Muir got on stage after the set and said, “How would you like to hear this music on the Litchfield Jazz Festival next summer?” She hired the whole band on the spot – the George Coleman Salute was born.
The Salute features Mr. Coleman’s own arrangements with Gary on baritone sax, Jeff Leder and Don Braden on tenor, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Marcus McLaurine on bass, Matt Wilson (Artist-in-Residence from 2010/2011, Dave Ballou on trumpet, and Kris Allen on alto. Mr. Coleman’s health did not permit him to commit so far in advance, so Gary chose tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander as a special guest as he is a Coleman protégé.
You will own the only copy of this historic performance. The recording will be delivered to the winner by September 30th, 2012.