Preview Highlights of The Jim Dixon Collection during Asia Week New York
March 21 & 22, 9AM-5PM | 410 Columbus Ave, NYC
Highlights from The Jim Dixon ‘Hesperides Collection’ will be on view at The Culture Center. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
About the Collection
Jim Dixon (1943-2020) collected historically and aesthetically significant material and, over time, became a highly regarded Oriental carpet collector. His acquisitions came to be known as the ‘Hesperides Collection’, and he frequently opened his doors for public viewing . Most of the rugs in the collection date from before 1860, preceding the dawn of synthetic dyestuffs, and numerous examples in the collection date before 1800. Jim sought to acquire early material as a rule so he could study the design and techniques; examples of these early textiles are often fragmentary; condition was not a concern. A landscape architect, his knowledge of plants informed his passion for the artistic representations of the natural world, and the collection reflects this intrigue in many garden, tree, and lotus palmette carpets. The purpose-built residence Dixon built on the top of a mountain in Occidental, California, dramatically showed pieces of his collection in breathtaking arrangement, cascading dramatically down from immense walls. The exterior, painted in deep jewel tones hinted at the dazzling palette of colors within.
Skinner will be offering the collection beginning May 2022.