16 septembre 2018

A standing figure of Amida Buddha, Momoyama (1573-1615) or Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century

Lot 1186. A standing figure of Amida Buddha, Momoyama (1573-1615) or Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century; 38 1/4in (97.ccm) high (figure only). Estimate $15,000 - 25,000. Sold for US$ 20,000 (€ 17,110). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The figure shown standing with his hands in a mudra representing one of the nine levels of re-birth (kubon), the robes loosely draped across the torso and hanging at the sleeves, eyes, and urna inlaid in crystal or colored stone, with a later wood stand. Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2018

Gregg Baker, Stand 353 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Amida Buddha, Japan, Heian period, 11th-12th Century. Wood with traces of gilding, inlaid crystals, 88 x 71 x 49.5 cm (34.75 x 28 x 19.5 in.). Image courtesy Gregg Baker, Stand 353 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018. Provenance: An inscription on the interior of the figure refers to Nansho-in temple, Japan, 1729. Nonko (Raku Dōnyū), A Raku pottery sake bottle with European figures, Japan - 17th century, Edo period. Ceramic, 17 x 20 cm (6.7 x 7.9 in.). Image courtesy Gregg... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

FORT WORTH, TX.- This spring, the Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. This exhibition will feature nearly 450 objects from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. "In following their passion, Sam and Myrna Myers have assembled one of the finest Asian art collections ever amassed," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum.... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2018

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

A figure of Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) dressed in elaborately decorated flowing robes which she holds up with her left hand and in her right hand she has a large basket containing a fish, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Lacquer and gilt wood, 88 x 42 x 28 cm (34.8 x 16.8 x 11.3 in.). Gregg Baker Asian Art (Stand 260). © TEFAF 2018 A figure of Amida Buddha standing on an elaborately decorated lotus pedestal base with the hands in the an-i-in mudra, Japan, Kamakura period, 12th-13th century. Gilt wood. Height... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy

MELBOURNE.- From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia are being presented in Buddha’s Smile, on view in the Asian Art temporary exhibitions gallery at NGV International. The exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy.  Spanning more than 1000 years, the exhibition presents Buddhist principles and Zen philosophy in a fresh context through a display of... [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]
30 juillet 2013

Seated Amida Buddha. Japan, Kamakura Period, 13th Century

Seated Amida Buddha. Japan, Kamakura Period, 13th Century. Hinoki wood. 21.25 x 17.3 x 14.1 inches (54 x 44 x 36 cm). Photo courtesy Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art. 241-1, Nakano-cho, Shinmonzen-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-oo82, Japan. T +81 75 551 4128 - h-yanagi@art.plala.or.jp - www.h-yanagi.com