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Threads to Abstraction: the Pre-Columbian Andean Textiles

Founded in 1983 by Paul Hughes, Paul Hughes Fine Arts focuses on the arts of the ancient Andes, documenting the rich cohesive effect they had on society’s then and the confluences brought about by the interweaving of art disciplines over 3000 years. 

“All arts was once contemporary,” these textiles have been collected and admired by many important artists such as Anni and Josef Albers, which have greatly influenced 20th/21st century artistic and aesthetic developments. The affinities between ancient and modern art practice are a visual celebration of our common humanity, creating a kinship with these ancient splendorous achievements and our own arts of recent times. In light of this, our programs focus on the elaboration of a cohesive arts history, and aspire to stimulating conversations between ancient and modern arts. 

Paul Hughes Fine Arts also consults for private collections and public cultural projects.

Paul Hughes


Paul Hughes Fine Arts

Projects and Exhibitions History, 1989 – 1996:


Exhibitions co-coordinated and curated, 1989 - present:


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Paul Hughes Fine Arts had also been entrusted with the estate of Shiro Kuramata which we have handled exclusively from 1988 – 1998.