Asia week had New York City awash with auctions, gallery openings and lectures. Two major auction houses had Japanese art on the block, and five Kyoto potters were exhibiting at the Barry Friedman Gallery in an exhibition organized by Joan Mirviss.

I was in the Big Apple to speak at a New York University lecture series titled “The Arts of China, Japan and Korea: Influence, Confluence and Divergence,” which covered three days and featured speakers from around the world.

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