Fine Art Asia fair a fine feast of exquisite design and antiques
Fine Art Asia, billed as Asia's leading international fine arts fair, closed yesterday after a four-day run at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. And judging from the exhibitions and the smiles on the exhibitors' faces, it was an exciting weekend for art lovers.
There was no shortage of big names: Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso all made an appearance, alongside a wide and varied collection of Asian art and antiques, including a lovely Empress's dragon robe from the Qianlong period that was on display over at Jacqueline Simcox's booth.
Those who like their art with a bit more bling stopped by the booth of Bogh-Art, Geneva's ultra-high-end jeweller and purveyor of rare gemstones. Bogh-Art showed some serious stones, including rare examples of pink diamonds.
Bogh-Art is known for its innovation in refining traditional techniques like inlay and also in pioneering new materials and processes, like a collection incorporating titanium bound with glass.
Bogh-Art managing director Roberto Boghossian was on hand for the opening: "We decided to be here in Fine Art Asia because we define ourselves in those three words, fine, art and Asia," he said. "Fine because we specialise in fine jewellery, art because we really strive to make every piece into a piece of art, and Asia because we got inspiration from Asia for our collection. Like Chinese art, our pieces are very fine and subtle."
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