FrontRunners: Masks On

  • The Editors

The International Asian Art Fair, the flagship event of New York’s Asia Week, has been canceled this year—another recession casualty—but Asia Week itself will continue. The majority of Asia Week will take place March 11 through 15 in galleries throughout Manhattan, including the Neuhoff Gallery (www?.neuhoffgallery.com), which will display 19th- and 20th-century Himalayan masks from London dealer Rossi & Rossi (www?.rossirossi.com). Many of the masks, which are priced from $15,000 to $40,000, are from Bhutan and were worn during ceremonial dances. Witnesses to these revelries could expect happiness, longevity, and prosperity. Perhaps the masks’ presence in New York will help reverse the art fair’s recent fortunes.

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