Christina Prescott-Walker has been named the new Chairman of Asia Week New York, the collaboration of over 4-dozen international Asian art galleries, five major auction houses, and numerous museums and Asian cultural institutions.
“I am honored to assume the chairmanship of the Asia Week New York Association, the ten-day series of selling exhibitions and auction sales, held annually in March, which have become an essential destination for Asian art collectors, dealers and museum curators from around the world,” says Ms. Prescott-Walker, Senior Vice President; Division Director, Asian Art; Chinese Works of Art, Sotheby's New York.
About Christina Prescott-Walker
Christina Prescott-Walker was appointed Division Director, Asian Art at Sotheby's in New York in July 2015, retaining her previous position as Department Director, Chinese Works of Art, which she had held since 2008. As the Asia Division Director she manages the Chinese Works of Art, Chinese Classical Paintings and Indian and Southeast Asian Art departments in New York.
Ms. Prescott-Walker started her career as a cataloguer in Sotheby’s Sussex Ceramics and Oriental Works of Art department in 1989 and became an auctioneer in 1991. She continued her career as a European Ceramics specialist in Sotheby's London until 1998, when she moved to New York to lead the European Ceramics and Chinese Export porcelain department. Ms. Prescott-Walker graduated with a B.A. Honors Degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London in 1989.
Says Ms. Prescott-Walker: “As Asia Week New York heads into its 9th year, I am privileged to continue the sterling work of our past chairmen, and look forward to working with our members to further promote the sale and exhibition of fine quality Asian Art in all its manifestations.”
About Asia Week New York
The highly anticipated ten day-long celebration is filled with a non-stop schedule of simultaneous gallery open houses, Asian art auctions as well as numerous museum exhibitions, lectures, and special events. Participants from England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States unveil an extraordinary array of treasures from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea. Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York.