Kang Collection and Sotheby’s NYC

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kang Collection
2 – 3pm
9 East 82nd St
New York, NY

Sotheby’s NYC
5 – 6pm
1334 York Ave (at 72nd St)
New York, NY

On Saturday June 1st the Hajji Baba Club is going on a very special field trip. Members and their guests have been invited to view two important collections.

There is no charge for this event.

2:00pm – 3:00pm – We will be going to the Kang Collection Korean Art. They specialize in Korean sculpture, lacquer, paintings and calligraphy, ceramics and metalware, as well as textiles and garments. There is a contemporary  exhibit in place at the gallery however they will be showing us a cross-section of their collection. There will be light refreshments served.

5:00pm – 6:00pm – We will then go to Sotheby’s. Mary Jo Otsea, vice-president of the Rugs & Carpets Dept. has graciously offered to lead a private walk-through after Sotheby’s closes. We will tour the exhibition of important carpets from the William A. Clark Collection owned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The sale is on Wednesday June 5th at 10:00, an event anxiously awaited by Hajji Baba Club members as well as the entire of the carpet world.The auction is comprised of 25 rugs and carpets from the 16th and 17th centuries that were collected by copper baron and then Senator William A. Clark and left to the Corcoran Gallery of Art upon his death in 1925.  Included in the collection are the renowned Clark Sickle-leaf “vase”-technique carpet as well as the Lafoes carpet, an Isphahan carpet measuring 44 feet in length, a rare Ottoman Cairene circular carpet and a Mughal silk rug. Ms. Otsea’s talk will last approximately 1/2 hour, so for those who would like to see the carpets in greater depth, we suggest arriving at least one hour or so earlier.

Members can participate in one or both of these events. Please go to the MEMBERS LOGIN link above to reserve your spot.

We will meet at the Kang Collection at 2:00pm and Sotheby’s at 4:45pm.