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Katherine Martin.
Katherine Martin.

Katherine Martin Appointed Chair of Asia Week New York

Katherine Martin has been named the new chair of Asia Week New York, the nonprofit that collaborates with prominent international Asian art galleries, auction houses, and museums to hold a week of events dedicated to Asian art and culture each year. The 2019 edition featured forty-eight exhibitions of Buddhist art, Chinese porcelains, Korean paintings and ceramics, and more. The next Asia Art Week will take place from March 12 to March 19, 2020.

Martin currently serves as the managing director of New York’s Scholten Japanese Art, which specializes in traditional and contemporary Japanese prints. Prior to her role as managing director, she was a specialist in the Japanese department at Sotheby’s New York from 1993 to 1999. During her tenure, Martin was responsible for a series of auctions of inro, netsuke, and works of art from the collection of the late Charles A. Greenfield and the sale of works from the Donna and Arthur Levis collection of Yoshitoshi woodblock prints.

“I am honored to assume the chairmanship of the Asia Week New York Association,” Martin said in a statement. “This annual ten-day event, held every March, has become an important destination for Asian-art collectors, curators, and enthusiasts, and I welcome the opportunity to continue the tradition of our past chairmen by forging new paths forward now that we have passed our ten-year anniversary.”