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Wan Qingli (b. 1945), Qingbian Mountains: Meditating on the Ancients, 2000. Courtesy of E & J Frankel.

Mao Zedong’s proclamation “if you do not attack me, I will not attack you” is translated into an ink painting of opposing porcupines by Chinese artist, professor, and scholar Wan Qingli. This work, in the ancient tradition of Chinese scholars commenting on the world around them through artwork, is included in a current exhibition at E & J Frankel. Appropriate to the political history behind Zedong’s quote, the show’s catalogue includes commentaries by leading Chinese art experts including Yang Xin, of Beijing’s National Palace Museum, and Shi Shouqian, of Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, who will be published together for the first time.

Qingli’s work presents the views of a humanist who sees the twenty-first century’s paradoxes. His landscapes, animal subjects, and calligraphy are presented in The Writings of Mind: Painting and Calligraphy by Wan Qingli, on view March 20 to May 4, 2002, at E & J Frankel, 1040 Madison Ave., New York City. Info: www.ejfrankel.com; tel. 212.879.5733.

If you are fortunate enough to own a bottle of pristine 1945 Chateâux Latour, or another revered spirit, and have an occasion worthy of popping its cork, then fine wine-related service pieces are called for. (Even less-lauded vintages seem impressive when dressed up in a Georgian wine cooler.) An exhibition at William Blair, Ltd., offers antique silver claret jugs, wine funnels, coasters, and bottle holders, as well as a wide selection of corkscrews, mahogany cellarets, and early maps of French wine regions such as Bordeaux and Burgundy.

Ongoing exhibition at William Blair, Ltd., Inc., at the Ritz-Carlton Gallery of Shops in New Orleans, LA. Info: tel. 800.572.4834

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