Issues in Connoisseurship for Collectors of Asian Art


Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area

Bust 57, 2002 by Ah Xian, China. Porcelain with low-temperature yellow glaze and relief. (Asia Society, New York: Asia Society Museum Collection, 2002.37. Photography by Synthescape, courtesy of Asia Society)

In conjunction with Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area (Asia Week- SFBA) and jointly sponsored by NanHai Art, Christie’s, and Asia Society Northern California, the 2016 Asia Week- SFBA Symposium brings together connoisseurs, curators, and scholars, for an informative and interactive discussion on the issues in connoisseurship for collectors of Asian Art.

This two-panel symposium is designed to examine connoisseurship, a central yet complicated field from a practical perspective. Covering a wide range of historical and geographical contexts, panelists will use a series of case studies to discuss and share their insights on issues of authenticity, attribution, and quality, in paintings and other works of art. In addition, the symposium will also discuss the scope and effectiveness of connoisseurship, and the influences of both academic trends and technology development towards its practice. 

Panel 1 - Paintings 
Arnold Chang, Connoisseur, Artist, former Vice President of Sotheby's
Joseph Chang, Former Senior Research Fellow, Asian Art Museum
Elizabeth Hammer, VP and Senior Specialist, Christie’s (moderator)
Richard Vinograd, Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University 

Panel 2 - Works of Art
Michael Knight, Art Consultant, former senior curator of Asian Art Museum
Andrew Lick, Specialist - Chinese Works of Art, Christie's (moderator) 
Robert Mowry, Senior Curator (ret.), Harvard Art Museum
Bob Piccus, Asian Art Collector
Alice Piccus, Former Head, Christie's Hong Kong; art collector and consultant

Program Agenda

1:00 – 1:30 pm  Registration
1:50 – 3:30 pm  Panel 1: Paintings
3:30 – 3:50 pm  Coffee Break
3:50 – 5:30 pm  Panel 2: Works of Art


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An Asia Week San Francisco-Bay Area Event


Event Details

Fri 30 Sep 2016
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
NanHai Auditorium, 510 Broadway Suite 302, Millbrae, CA 94030
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