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Carlton Rochell standing between two sculptures at an exhibition

Carlton Rochell established his gallery in New York in 2002 after a distinguished career at Sotheby’s. He has remained focused on the art of India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia and has staged many important exhibitions since opening his gallery.  Holland Cotter of the New York Times in his review of the inaugural exhibition in 2002 wrote: “The arrival of a new, open-to-the public gallery devoted to Indian and Southeast Asian art is an event for the city; such showcases are few and far between…although Himalayan and Cambodian bronzes are among the most exquisite items, the gallery is dominated by several large-scale sculptures of a kind we rarely see outside museums.”

Carlton Rochell established the first full-time auctions in North America devoted to Indian and Southeast Asian in 1985, and he has handled many important objects from distinguished collections including: the Pan-Asian Collection, the Heeramaneck Collection, Carter Burden, Laurance Rockefeller, William S. Paley, the Ehrenfeld Collection, the Estate of William H. Wolff, the Estate of Richard B. Gump, and many others.

Artworks on view at Frieze Masters exhibition in London

Since the establishment of Carlton Rochell Asian Art, the gallery has placed works of art privately with many important private collectors in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as to institutions such as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Rubin Museum of Art, Ackland Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, The David Collection, Copenhagen, and the Zhiguan Museum of Fine Art, Beijing. 

Carlton Rochell has also exhibited in international art fairs such as Frieze Masters in London, Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong, The Winter Show in New York, and Maastricht (beginning in 2024). 

The gallery purchases art as well as accepting works on consignment and is pleased to offer advisory services to collectors.  We also provide appraisal services for Fair Market, Insurance, and Charitable Gift purposes.