SOTHEBY’S SPONSORS “MING AND OTHER THINGS,” AN APPRAISAL EVENT On Sunday, June 22nd, Sotheby’s is hosting a benefit appraisal day for Asian art, Ming and Other Things, in San Francisco in celebration of the Asian Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition
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TO FIND THE NEXT PRICELESS PIECE OF ART
See if Heirlooms from Your Attic and Basement Rival Treasures from the Asian Art Museum’s
summer exhibition Power & Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty
Sunday, June 22, 2008, 11 am – 5 pm
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA, May 28, 2008: On Sunday, June 22, worldrenowned auction house
Sotheby’s invites the general public to bring Asian works of art to Ming and Other Things, a
benefit appraisal day in celebration of the Asian Art Museum’s Power & Glory: Court Arts of
China’s Ming Dynasty. On view June 27 through September 21, the groundbreaking exhibition
features more than 240 rare artworks — many of them recently discovered and on view for the
first time — showcasing the artistic achievements of the Chinese dynasty most renowned for its
refined aesthetic. Sotheby’s Ming and Other Things event provides the public with the
opportunity to discover what treasures may be hidden away in their basements and attics.
Sotheby’s Asian Arts specialists will appraise Asian artworks from 11 am to 5 pm, in the grand
ballroom of Hilton San Francisco Financial District, the official hotel sponsor of Power & Glory.
The appraisal fee is $5 per artwork with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Asian Art Museum.
Only cash or check can be accepted. The public is encouraged to arrive early. Appraisals are
available to the first 500 attendees. For more information, please visit www.asianart.org or sothebys.com.
“Ming and Other Things offers the chance to discover whether an Asian art family heirloom or
object of interest is truly a treasure or purely sentimental,” said MeeSeen
Senior Specialist in Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. “While the discovery of an unknown
treasure is rare, it certainly has occurred at events similar to Ming and Other Things. The
SOTHEBY’S “MING AND OTHER THINGS” APPRAISAL EVENT
Sotheby’s provides allows the owners of family treasures to know if their artworks have
value outside their families and in the context of the art world.”
Sotheby’s appraisers participating in the Ming and Other Things event include Anu GhoshMazumdar,
South East Asian art specialist, Alexandra Wang, Chinese contemporary art
specialist, Christina PrescottWalker,
porcelain specialist, MeeSeen
Loong, Chinese art
specialist, Sachiko Hori, Japanese art specialist and Phillip Jelley, generalist. Lark Mason,
formerly of Antiques Road Show and a scholar of Chinese furniture will also participate.
Appraisals for Ming and Other Things are limited to artworks of Asian origin. All valuations
will be verbal, not written, and available to the first 500 attendees. All artworks must be portable
and must remain with attendees at all times. Neither the Asian Art Museum nor Sotheby's nor the
Hilton Hotels shall be responsible for any loss, damage or theft of objects or other property of
This summer, the Asian Art Museum’s special exhibition, Power & Glory: Court Arts of China’s
Ming Dynasty, is likely to heighten public