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Phone: (213) ***-****  
Local Address:  California , United States
Gourmet Basket
Unit 18 25 Narabang Way
Belrose , New South Wales 2085

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member of the Southeast Asian Council
    Pacific Asia Museum
  • Board Member and Programs Chair
    Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles


  • M.B.A.
    Columbia University
  • B.A.
    University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A. , art history
    University of California at Berkeley
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Web References
Two Los Angeles gallery owners were ..., 25 Dec 2007 [cached]
Two Los Angeles gallery owners were under investigation: Robert Olson and Silk Roads Gallery owner Jonathan Markell.
The undercover agent allegedly paid $1,500 to Markell, who declared a value of nearly $5,000 to the museum.
Markell allegedly sent an e-mail to Sidner claiming his piece came from a now-deceased former curator at LACMA and were all imported before Thai export restrictions took effect.
Markell is pictured with his wife and the Dalai Lama on the Silk Roads Gallery Web site.According to their bio page, both Jonathan Markell and his wife serve on the board of the South and Southeast Asian Arts Council of LACMA, which is under investigation.Jonathan Markell was also a board member of the Southeast Asian Council of The Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, also under investigation.
Silk Roads Gallery, 24 Dec 2007 [cached]
Cari and Jon Markell, owners of Silk Roads Design Gallery, together have 40 years experience as dealers of Asian art. Cari has a B.A. from Boston University in art history and M.A. from the University of Chicago. Jon has a B.A. and an M.A. in art history from the University of California at Berkeley and M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is a candidate-member of ASA (the American Society of Appraisers).
Jon and Cari are members of numerous art organizations and museums. Jon was a board member and Programs Chair of The Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, Cari was a board member of the Southeast Asian Council of The Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, and they both currently serve on the board of the South and Southeast Asian Arts Council of the LA County Museum.
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For example, during the investigation of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Jonathan Markell of the Silk Roads Gallery discouraged an undercover agent from trying to pass any questionable material to the museum by stating that collections managers at LACMA were "sticklers for having good provenance" [16].
Silk Roads Gallery, 24 Sept 2007 [cached]
Jon Markell,
The other suspect is Jonathan ... [cached]
The other suspect is Jonathan Markell, co-owner of the Silk Roads Gallery on La Brea Avenue.He runs the gallery with his wife Cari and specializes in Asian and Buddhist art.
Markell unwittingly divulged info to the undercover agent as well.According to the warrant, he went so far as to suggest that LACMA knew of looted pieces, but had pursued them anyway.He also said they were "sticklers" for doing background checks on pieces.
"They knew," claimed Markell, about an artifact, which was sought after by LACMA.It was an item, which was shipped from Thailand after a law passed prohibiting the export of the item in question, said the warrants."Markell said that LACMA had found a loophole, but he was not clear on what that loophole was."
Both the art world and the public will soon know what's to come of the matter, following the government's multiple searches, and when and if, charges are filed against the Olson, Markell and usually upstanding institutions.
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