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The story of Buddhist art in China is the story of the nation itself. Though the religion arrived in China as early as 25–220 CE, over the course of China’s long history of political and religious revolutions, perception of Buddhist symbols have shifted time and again, so that at various times these works of art were promoted and at other times destroyed.

Following the critical success of Miami Beach, SCOPE New York returns for its 20th Anniversary show at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea with a focus on The New Contemporary.

This special edition show will host 60 international galleries and a focused schedule of events, performances, and special projects celebrating SCOPE’s journey from entrepreneurial upstart to full-fledged heritage brand.

Art & Object had the pleasure of talking to Leah Steinhardt, the Group Director of the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design fair (SOFA). In the conversation, Steinhardt discussed the upcoming 2019 fair's theme, her thoughts on collecting art objects, and how the 26 year old fair continues to stay true to its mission.
In the past decade, interest in Urban and New Contemporary art has exploded among collectors and the general public alike. The massive amount of media coverage and overwhelmingly positive response to Bansky's recent Love is in the Bin ("Shredded Balloon Girl") is a testament to how far this kind of art, once seen as the work of mere hooligans, has come. Moniker Art Fair, dedicated to championing the Urban and New Contemporary Art scene, has played a big part in this transformation.

Though photographer and ethnographer Edward Curtis’s The North American Indian is an iconic work in the American historical canon, Christopher Cardozo, an Edward Curtis scholar, estimates most people are only familiar with 2–5 percent of Curtis’s work.