15 octobre 2017

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

A pair of six-fold paper screens, Japan, Edo period, 18th century. Ink and colour on a gold ground with take (bamboo), 170.5 x 377 cm (67.3 x 148.5 in.). © Gregg Baker Asian Art The right hand screen represents summer with new bamboo shoots growing amongst the tall bamboo stalks, and the left hand screen with a dusting of snow on the leaves of the bamboo and on the ground portrays winter.Take (bamboo) represents strength, vitality and survival through adversity due to its delicate structure that bends in... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2017

Six masques de théâtre Nô, Japon, époque d’Edo chez Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris, 31 octobre 2017

Lot 229. Masque de théâtre Nô, Japon, époque d’Edo. Estimation: 2 000 € / 4 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr Bois, enduits et pigments. H. 20 cm Superbe masque de la famille caractères masculins Otoko, figurant très probablement Dôji, garçon pur et innocent qui symboliserait la jeunesse éternelle. La surface est recouverte d’un traitement de type « coquille d’œuf ». Petits accidents visibles. Inscription ou signature au dos. Provenance : - Collection privée Belge - Acquis de la galerie Alain... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2017

Two Japanese Master Printmakers Go Head to Head in "Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada"

BOSTON—Rival artists Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864) were the two best-selling designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. Featuring 100 works drawn from the preeminent Japanese collection housed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisadarevives the centuries-old competition and invites visitors to decide which of the two artists is their personal favorite. Kunisada was more popular during his lifetime, famous for realistic portraits of... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2017

Gregg Baker Asian Art at Masterpiece London 2017

A lacquer and gilt-wood figure of Amida Nyorai seated in jō-in (meditation mudra), Japan, 12th-13th century, Kamakura Period. Dimensions: Figure: H. 10¼" (25.50 cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Hisao Dōmoto, Solution de continuité (Solution of Continuity), oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated 1963-64 Paris on the reverse. H. 9¼" x W. 20¼" (23cm x 51cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Suda Kokuta, Untitled,... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

Exhibition at Cleveland Museum of Art features works from the recent bequest of medieval Japanese art

Reeds and Geese (detail), c. 1314–17. Inscription by Yishan Yining (Chinese, 1247–1317). Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333). Hanging scroll, ink on paper; mounted: 158.5 x 42.2 cm; painting: 80.4 x 32.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of George Gund III, 2015.464. CLEVELAND, OH.- Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III celebrates the 2015 bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art of significant works of Japanese art from the collection of Cleveland native... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2017

Tiny ox and puppy lead Bonhams Netsuke sale

Lot 129. An ivory netsuke of a puppy, by Kaigyokusai Masatsugu (1813-1892), Osaka, mid/late 19th century. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Building on the outstanding results of its previous sale of Japanese netsuke from the Katchen collection, Bonhams presents The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke: Part II in London on Wednesday 10 May 2017. Highlights of the sale include an ox by Izumiya Tomotada estimated at £25,000–30,000 and a... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2017

Japanese Art in Asia Week: Leading dealers in the field present works from pre-history to today

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), In the Well of the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki nami ura), 1832. Color woodblock print: ōban yoko-e; H. 9 ⅞ × W. 14 ⅝ in. (25.1 × 37.1 cm). Series: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei); signed: Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu; publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō). Courtesy Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art. NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week 2017 highlights hundreds of Japanese works of art as part of the broader celebration of the continent’s arts. From a pre-historic Jomon period pot to... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastrich 2017

School of Hasegawa, A six-fold screen depicting Kakimoto no Hitamaro gazing at the moon and sitting on the shore of Kei no Matsubara, Japan, Momoyama-Edo period, 17th century. Ink and colour on paper and gold leaf, 172 x 377 cm © Gregg Baker Asian Art Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (662-710) was a Japanese waka poet and aristocrat of the late Asuka period (538 to 710). He was the most prominent of the poets included in the Manyōshū (Poetry Collection of Ten Thousands Leaves) compiled in the middle of the eight century, the... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

Scholten Japanese Art at Asiaweek New York, 9-18 march 2017

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), Picture of the Great Battle of Kawanakajima and Picture of the Bloody Battle of the Brave Generals of the Takeda Clan, 1866 & 1867. Woodblock print hexaptych, 14 1/8 by 59 3/4 in., 35.8 by 151.9 cm © Scholten Japanese Art Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), Fujiwara Yasumasa Plays the Flute by Moonlight, Japan, 1883. Woodblock printed triptych. 14 5/8 by 29 1/2 in (37.3 by 75 cm) © Scholten Japanese Art Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), Fujiwara... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2017

Chester Beatty Library opens special exhibition focusing on colour woodblock prints

Totoya Hokkei, Rooster threatening a painted cockerel, 1825, Japan, CBL J 2116 © 2017 Chester Beatty Library DUBLIN.- The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin is presenting a special exhibition focusing on one of the treasures of the Library’s Japanese collection: the colour woodblock prints known as surimono. Combining short verses by poets with elegantly executed illustrations by the most famous names of the floating world, these privately commissioned prints open a window onto the flourishing literary... [Lire la suite]