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COLLECTORS CHOICE (224-642)
At the Asia Society
The Asia Society
725 Park Ave. at 70th St.
One of the most beautiful Tang tomb-horses I've ever seen is now on view at the Asia Society. It is missing a tail, but its noble head is sculpted in almost Art Deco elongated-planes. It has been loaned to the Society for this special show by Jane & Leopold Swergold.
Other collectors with impressive intuitions about what is superb in Asian Art--are represented with some 50 loans--include Ron Lawrence & Julie Goodale, Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, Amita & Purnendu Chatterjee, & Mary Griggs Burke. The splendid Japanese screens Burke collected are of special interest for the intimate details they show of human life in the time they were painted.
Andrew & Denise Saul have loaned some severely handsome and elegantly simple ceramics, among them a double-gourd ewer, Qingbai ware, dating from the 11th to the 12th centuries.