In two weeks the Berlin Antique Rug & Textile Exhibition BARE 2013 will open its gates. The fair is organized by Carpet Collector, the new magazine on antique rugs and textiles. BARE will offer something for both experts and beginners and anyone interested in culture and beautyful textiles are encouraged to attend. The consistently high standard of exhibitors guarantees that this event will appeal to well-versed collectors and connoisseurs and certainly also will infect newbies with the “rug virus”. “There were several reasons for choosing to hold the exhibition in Berlin. First of all, it is a city of superlatives that magically attracts tourists. Secondly, Berlin is home to many important museums, including the Museum of Islamic Art, which is just a short walk away from the Alte MÃ¼nze, the venue for BARE.” Tim Steinert, editor-in-chief of Carpet Collector says.
Besides the fair itself there are other very interesting special exhibitions. Small group tours to the exhibition “Schicksalsnacht im Tresorraum der Alten MÃ¼nze â€“ Das Ende der bedeutenden Sammlung Bodes” (The Fateful Night in the Old Mintâ€˜s Vault â€“ The End of the Major Bode Collection) will be offered several times a day. These tours will be guided because the vaults in the old factory building are very difficult to reach.
Two sales exhibitions will accompany the fair: “Carpet Collections” where the organizers have selected several thematic collections and display them in a large exhibition room. This exhibition will showcase high-quality collector rugs and textiles. Especially geared towards the next generation of rug collectors is “Just for the fun”, featuring pieces in an affordable price range for younger rug enthusiasts.
VIP tickets for BARE 2013
Jozan draws 5 x 2 VIP-tickes for BARE 2013. The ticket is valid for all days of the exhibition (31. May to 2 June 2013) and also for the Pre-Opening event on Thursday 30 May from 18:00 to 21:00 which is on invitation only. To participate in the drawing simply write your contact information in this contact form and hit the send button. We will draw the 5 x 2 tickets on 22 May and send the tickets to the winners by mail. As an extra offer to all who attend in this drawing we are also able to offer a free trial copy of Carpet Collector. Good luck!
Bukowskis Classic Spring Auction in Stockholm includes 83 carpet and textile lots. The carpet session at Wahrendorffsgatan 8 will take place Thursday 30 May 2013 and the auction preview at Berzelii Park 1Â is open for the public 22-27 May.
Most of the carpets and rugs in this auction are antique and semi-antique Persian rugs but a few Chinese, Tibetan, Caucasian and Anatolian rugs are represented too. The most expensive lot in this carpet session is a French tapestry from the beginning of the 18th century estimated to circa â‚¬12,000-18,000.
Bukowskis catalogue can be found online.
Location and more information: Bukowskis, Wahrendorffsgatan 8, Stockholm
Sotheby’s has just released the online catalogue for their sale ‘Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection’ 5 June 2013 in New York.
This sale includes 25 carpets from the 16th and 17th centuries collected by copper baron and senator William Andrews Clark in the late 19th and early 20th century. Senator Clark built the largest mansion of its time in New York City with over 130 rooms in which to display his collection.
Lowest estimate for a carpet in this auction is $20,000 Â and highest estimate $7,000,000 for lot 12, the famous Sickle-Leaf Carpet.
This auction has drawn a lot of attention and it will exciting to see how high the bids for lot 12, the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet, will go.
The exhibition in New York will open Saturday 1 June and run through Tuesday 4 June. So if you are in New York at that time you should not miss the opportunity to see these 25 masterpieces.
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Location and more information:Â Sothebyâ€™s, 1334 York Avenue, New York
Wannenes Art Auctions will hold their next carpet sale ‘Carpets and Antique Textiles’ 29 May 2013 at 17.00 in Genova. Their viewing exhibition will be open for the public 24-27 May all days from 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00.
“I want you and Jozan’s readers to know about the next carpet auction at Wannenes” said their carpet expert Kat Maeckle to Jozan Magazine.
This auction includes 103 lots and among them antique rugs from Persia, Caucasus, Anatolia, Turkmenistan and India.
Location and more information: Wannenes, Palazzo del Melograno Piazza Campetto 2, Genova
The planned International Congress on Azerbaijani Carpets in June 2013 in Baku was cancelled two weeks ago by the Minister of Culture. Many attendees were very disappointed by the fact that they both missed the congress and also their money for prepaid fly tickets.
But – when Roya Taghiyeva, Director of the Azerbaijani Carpet Museum, announced the cancellation, she also suggested an alternative cultural tour with the possibility to visit the carpet storages of the Azerbaijani Carpet Museum and the Museum of History, carpet workshops in Baku, and historical and natural sights of Baku and Sheki.
By a prompt initiative by Alberto Boralevi and Stefano Ionescu a program for this alternative carpet study tour is present.
“This tour is not the Congress, but it can still be very interesting, expecially for those who have not been in Azerbaijan before” said Alberto Boralevi to Jozan Magazine and continued “Our friend Stefano Ionescu, who has a great experience as organizer of rug study tours has drafted a program for 17-21 June 2013 working together with a Baku travel agency. Â There is a limited number of 25 participants and probably also someone who was not invited to the Congress could be interested in participating in this tour”.
Links: Â Program for carpet study tour (pdf)
More information and registration: Stefano Ionescu