30 juillet 2022

TAI Modern presents contemporary Japanese bamboo art by Honma Hideaki

Honma Hideaki, Work C, 2022; madake, menyadake & nemagari bamboo, rattan; 29.00 x 24.00 x 6.00 in. Courtesy of TAI Modern. SANTA FE, NM.- TAI Modern has been the world’s premier gallery for contemporary Japanese bamboo art for over 20 years. The gallery represents more than 40 bamboo artists, as well as select American artists working in a variety of media.Honma Hideaki’s uncle, the pioneering bamboo artist Honma Kazuaki, had no children, so he adopted Hideaki (who loved to draw and work with his hands) as his son,... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2022

San Antonio Museum of Art opens Japanese basket exhibition

Wada, Waichisai III (1899-1975), Flower Basket, 1945-72, Madake, rattan, wood and urushi covered metal beads, Object: 12.5 x 11 x 12 in., Otōshi: 10.75 x 3.875 x 3.875 in., Tomobako: 13.25 x 11.75 x 13 in., 4.6 lb., Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma, © Artist or artist estate, courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, photo by TAI Modern. SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The San Antonio Museum of Art opened Creative Splendor: Japanese Bamboo Baskets from the Thoma Foundation, a series of installations... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2022

Honda Takeshi (b. 1958), Walking in the Mountains - October (The Moon with Walnut Trees)

Lot 26. Honda Takeshi (b. 1958), Walking in the Mountains - October (The Moon with Walnut Trees) (Yama aruki - jugatsu, kurumi no ki no tsuki); charcoal on paper, executed in 2014; 90 x 90 cm., 35½ x 35½ in. Lot sold: 7,560 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Important Private Collection. Provenance: MEM Gallery, Tokyo. Sotheby's. Japan: Art and Its Essence, London, 26 July 2022
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26 juillet 2022

Tanaka Nobuyuki (b. 1959), Orga, Vermillion

Lot 18. Tanaka Nobuyuki (b. 1959), Orga, Vermillion; dry red lacquer (kanshitsu) on hemp; 58 cm., 22⅞ in. high. Lot sold: 44,100 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 18,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Important Private Collection. Provenance: Koichi Yanagi. Note: Tanaka Nobuyuki's works are in numerous museum collections, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET), accession number 2012.91, go to: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/77449 The Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2022

A Shigaraki storage jar, Muromachi period, 15th century

Lot 1. A Shigaraki storage jar, Muromachi period, 15th century; reddish stoneware oviform storage jar with dripped natural ash green glaze, numerous encrustations and kiln occlusions; fitted wood storage box; 46 cm., 18⅛ in. high (the jar); 52 x 43 x 43 cm., 20½ x 17 x 17 in. (the fitted wood storage box). Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 18,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Important Private Collection. Provenance: London Gallery, Tokyo. Note: Renowned for the... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2022

Exposition "Toucher le feu. Femmes céramistes au Japon" au Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet

Forme 20-7, Fujino Sachiko (née en 1950), Japon 2020, grès à glaçure mate blanche avec dégradés de gris, MA13124 © RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier PARIS - Pendant des siècles au Japon, la pratique de la céramique fut réservée aux hommes, interdite aux femmes. Il faut attendre l’après Seconde Guerre mondiale pour que de profondes mutations sociales leur ouvrent l’accès à des formations qui leur permettent de « toucher le feu ». Depuis, les artistes japonaises occupent une place prépondérante dans le domaine... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2022

Les légendes japonaises exposées à la Maison forte de Hautetour

Ningyo, estampes japonaises et kimonos… Un vent d’Asie souffle sur la petite commune de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc qui, le temps d’une exposition, nous plonge au cœur des récits et légendes du Japon sous l’ère Edo (1603-1867), période durant laquelle la dynastie des Tokugawa règne sans partage sur l’Archipel. À travers une sélection de pièces inestimables, dénichées parmi les collections particulières d’art japonais les plus secrètes, la Maison forte de Hautetour, nichée sur les hauteurs de la Haute-Savoie, nous propose un fabuleux... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2022

Dazzling Japanese treasures from the Royal Collection go on display together for the first time

LONDON.- The first samurai armour ever seen in Britain; splendid coronation and jubilee gifts presented to monarchs from Queen Victoria to Her Majesty The Queen; and a never-before-seen woodcut print of Buckingham Palace are among the highlights of the new exhibition Japan: Courts and Culture, opening tomorrow (Friday, 8 April) at The Queen’s Gallery, London.The Royal Collection holds some of the finest examples of Japanese art and design in the western world. For the first time, more than 150 works have been brought... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2022

Christie's to offer important Buddhist paintings from the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg

Anonymous (Early 14th Century), Miroku Bosatsu (Bodhisattva Maitreya) in Welcoming Descent. Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on silk. Estimate: $300,000-400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- During New York’s annual Asian Art Week in March 2022, Christie’s will present Enlightenment and Serenity: Important Buddhist Paintings from the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg as part of the Japanese and Korean Art Including the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg sale on 22 March 2022. Twenty lots from... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2022

A fragmentary wood figure of a Bosatsu, Japan, Heian period

Lot 567. A fragmentary wood figure of a Bosatsu, Japan, Heian Period (792-1185); H. 94 (114) cm. Sold: €17,000 (Est: €20,000 - €30,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Standing in slight tribhanga, mounted. Due to damage this figure is difficult to identify. However, a shawl covering the shoulder and a bracelet are recognizable along the right back side of the body. These two features and the wide strand of hair arranged over the ear are characteristics of a Bosatsu. A more accurate... [Lire la suite]
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