ETHIOPIA IN NEW YORK
London-based medieval art dealer Sam Fogg is collaborating with PaceWildenstein to present what is being called the first ever commercial exhibition of Ethiopian art in the U.S. "Art of Ethiopia," Oct. 18-Oct. 29, 2005, features ca. 50 works in the 7th floor Pace Primitive space at 32 East 57th Street. Accompanied by an illustrated catalogue ($45), the show features a wide cross-section of Ethiopian art, from a cast bronze processional cross from the 12th or 13th century to a talismanic scroll from the 19th century featuring the glaring head of a gorgon. The selection includes items once in the collections of Ethiopian emperors Takla Haymanot I and Dawit III as well as that of American muckraker William Randolph Hearst.