About Lark Mason, Chairman of Asia Week New York
With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian; ethnographic; and ancient works of art; was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.
Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003. From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and currently serves as Chairman of Asia Week New York. He has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.
Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on PBS series, “The Antiques Roadshow.”
The following galleries will return to the fold with their museum-quality treasures representing countries from across the Asian continent:
Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art
Walter Arader Himalayan Art (United States), Dr. Robert R. Bigler (Switzerland); Prahlad Bubbar (England), Buddhist Art (Germany), Carlo Cristi (Italy), DAG Modern (United States); Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd (England), Francesca Galloway (England), Galerie Christophe Hioco (France), Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia (United States), Kapoor Galleries (United States), Navin Kumar (United States) Susan Ollemans (England), and Tenzing Asian Art.
Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art
U.S. galleries include Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., China 2000 Fine Art, FitzGerald Fine Arts, Michael C. Hughes LLC, Andrew Kahane, Ltd, Kaikodo LLC, Alan Kennedy (Santa Monica), J.J. Lally & Co., M. Sutherland Fine Arts, Ltd., Phoenix Ancient Art, Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd, and Zetterquist Galleries.
Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese Art
Carole Davenport, Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd., Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd., Laurence Miller Gallery, Onishi Gallery, Scholten Japanese Art, Erik Thomsen (all from the United States), Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art (Japan), BachmannEckenstein JapaneseArt (Switzerland), and Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art (Italy).
Ancient and Contemporary Korean specialists
Kang Collection Korean Art and KooNewYork, both from the United States, complete the list of contributors presenting their extraordinary array of Asian art treasures.