19 octobre 2010

An unprecedented, extraordinary, fully articulated iron dragon is the highlight of the Bonhams Fine Japanese Art sale

The dragon is a stunning example of jizai okimono, naturalistic, fully articulated iron animal figures, whose bodies and limbs can be moved replicating their counterparts in real life. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- An unprecedented, extraordinary, fully articulated iron dragon is the highlight of the Bonhams Fine Japanese Art sale taking place on 11th November at New Bond Street. The 133cm long creature is estimated to sell for £120,000 – 130,000. The dragon is a stunning example of jizai okimono, naturalistic, fully articulated iron... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2009

Japanese Paintings and Korean Ceramics Highlight Christies iNY n March

Katsukawa Shunsho, Nine erotic scenes from Secret Games in the Spring Palace (Shungu higi), late 1770s-early 1780s (one of nine) Estimate: $500,000-700,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Commencing Christie’s Asian Art Week, Japanese and Korean Art will be offered on March 17, which will include over 170 traditional and modern works of art. The Japanese section of the sale will feature a noteworthy group of paintings of beauty and the erotic, and the Korean section will offer an exquisite group of ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2009

"Tales in Sprinkled Gold: Japanese Lacquer for European Collectors" @ at the Getty Museum

Unknown maker, Japanese, The Mazarin Chest, about 1640. Wood covered in black lacquer with gold and silver hiramakie and takamakie lacquer; inlaid with gold, silver and shibuichi alloy; and mother-of-pearl shell; gilded copper fittings. Object: H: 59 X W: 101.5 X D: 63.9 cm. EX 2009.2.1. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 412(1-2)-1882@ V&A Images. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Sometime around 1640, Japanese craftsmen at a lacquer workshop in Kyoto finished what was to become one of their country’s most beautiful historical... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2009

Japanese Print Exhibit Opens at Berman Museum of Art

Kunisada (signed Utagawa Toyokuni II), Two Onnagata (actors) and a Puppet, c. 17th c., woodblock print, 14 ¼ x 9 ½", gift of Nancy M. Berman & Alan Bloch. COLLEGEVILLE, PA.- Impressions of an Age: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Berman Collection, opens in the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in the Upper Gallery. The exhibit runs until April 17. The Opening Reception and Gallery Talk by the curators will be Sunday January 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Matthew Mizenko, associate professor of Japanese and East... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2008

"The Golden Journey" @ the Art Gallery of South Australia

Japan, Edo Period 1615-1868. Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Buddha), c.1650, Kyoto - wood, lacquer, bronze, semi-precious stones, gold leaf, 101.0 cm high. Elizabeth and Tom Hunter Fund 1997. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide ADELAIDE.- Exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia, The Golden Journey is a stunning display of nearly 300 diverse objects revealing the astonishingly rich heritage of Japanese art held in Australia’s major public and private collections. The exhibition, which is the first comprehensive survey of... [Lire la suite]
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