New York City (10 March 2010) – Ancient voices speak through centuries as Nancy Wiener Gallery inaugurates a grand, new gallery inside a famous New York landmark. A special exhibition of Classical Indian and Southeast Asian Sculpture, Silver & Gold makes its debut for Asia Week 2010. Having maintained the highest level of artistic integrity for nearly three decades, Nancy Wiener continues a legacy as a premiere source of museum-quality Indian, Southeast Asian, and Himalayan works of art and precious objects.
• A superb gray schist figure of a Gandharan Bodhisattva that synchronizes Indian and Hellenistic influences.
• An 11th century Khmer sandstone Buddha seated on a naturalistically rendered coiled naga revealing extremely sensitive carving.
• A spectacular 19th century silver necklace intended for a large-scale sculpture of Nandi, the sacred bull traditionally associated with the Hindu God Shiva.
• A pair of rare 19th century gold and silver ceremonial crowns studded with jewels used to adorn processional sculptures in Tamil Nadu, South India.
Objects from the gallery are included in the collections of world-renowned museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society, the Los Angeles County Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore, as well as numerous prestigious private collections.
This year Nancy Wiener joins the Asian Art Dealers of New York (AADNY) to launch Asia Week. A printed catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Nancy Wiener Gallery is located in the old Ansonia Hotel, 2109 Broadway (enter on 73rd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue), suite 10-18. Open hours are 18—27 March from 11AM—7PM and by appointment.