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20 years and growing

The success of the Asian Art in London initiative lies in collective marketing. Kate Quill and Roland Arkell report

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(From left to right) John Eskenazi, Virginia Sykes-Wright, Runjeet Singh and Roger Keverne.

It was a provocative article in The New York Times in 1997 – and the indignation of a group of like-minded Mayfair dealers – that led to the creation of Asian Art in London exactly 20 years ago.

Celebrating the launch of a specialist fair in Manhattan, the NYT report described “the eclipse of London” by New York as a leading centre for Asian art and antiques. It was time for some collective marketing.

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