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Asia Week New York 2013 achieves 175 million dollars in sales up from last year’s 170 million dollar total (April 2

From the minute the 400 guests started streaming through the revolving doors of the Guggenheim Museum on March 15 to celebrate the launch of Asia Week New York, up until the last closing of the 43 gallery exhibitions on March 24, the exuberance and enthusiasm was palpable as hundreds of international collectors, curators, scholars and Asian art aficionados converged in New York to see and purchase an extraordinary array of treasures from every corner of Asia. The Asian art specialists here from Australia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States reported strong sales to known and new buyers from around the globe, with many works on reserve by museums.