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Asia Week March 2024 Dealer Exhibition Guide


Next month’s edition of Asia Week New York – running from March 14th to the 22nd – will mark fifteen years of international galleries and auction houses displaying Asian art from the many corners of the Far East.  United by their shared passion for the region’s diverse art and culture, this eagerly awaited annual event has become a must-attend destination for collectors, curators, and Asian art aficionados of all stripes.

From the Upper Eastside to Chelsea, twenty-six international galleries will span across Manhattan presenting their rarest and most spectacular examples from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan, and Korea of Asian porcelain, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes, and prints, dating from the second millennium BCE to the present.

Organized by category, here are some of the not-to-be-missed highlights (two galleries will participate online only):

Ancient and/or Contemporary Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art

Art Passages 2024 AWNY
Indian Paintings: Latest Acquisitions at Art Passages is the gallery’s latest presentation of Indian paintings exhibiting a wide array of schools and subject matter. From Mughal portraiture to Company School, these paintings reflect the taste and interest of their patrons: Nobles, devotees, and English resident rulers of India. Among the highlights is Wedding Celebration, a Company School watercolor, circa 1788. (Online only)

1. Forge Lynch_Krishna 2024AWNY
Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. are pleased to be present an exhibition comprising of court paintings from India and Persia from the 17th to 19th centuries. A highlight of the show is the striking painting, Krishna dancing on Kaliya flanked by two nagini.  67 East 80th Street, Suite 2

NewGalloway 2024AWNY
Among the Mughal and Hindu paintings in Indian Painting: Intimacy and Formality at Francesca Galloway is Two Princesses Entertained at Night on a Terrace, which depicts the kind of friendship and sense of closeness that would have sometimes developed in the female only section of the house. Les Enluminures, 23 East 73rd Street, 7th floor Penthouse

Kapoor 2024AWNY
Highlights from Time is a Construct at Kapoor Galleries include a finely rendered painting from the Bharany Ramayana series, a pair of carved and silvered horses, and a splendid folio from the Gita Govinda. The gallery exhibition will also showcase many fine Indian miniature paintings and arms as well as a carefully curated selection of sculptures from India, Nepal, and Tibet. 34 East 67th Street, 3rd floor

T MURRAY_Ainu_Robe 2024AWNY
In Tibetan Rugs, Ainu, Boro, one of the standout offerings at Thomas Murray is this late 19th/early 20th century exceptionally rare and beautiful white on indigo Kaparamip Robe, a striking geometric pattern rooted in Northern Asiastic Shamanism and an aesthetically compelling example of a classic garment type. The Mark Hotel, 25 East 77th Street

Rochelle_Vajrapani Mandala 2024AWNY
Among the works offered in Indian and Himalayan Art at Carlton Rochell Asian Art is the mandala of Vajrapani Mahachakra– a masterpiece of elegant design and vibrant color– which is among the very finest examples of late 14th/early 15th century central Tibetan thangka painting. Adam Williams Fine Art, 24 East 80th Street

Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art

Alisan Fine Arts is delighted to present Shifting Landscapes, a solo exhibition celebrating the art of pioneering ink artist Lui Shou-Kwan (1919-1975). Lui’s first exhibition in New York presents transformative works from the artist’s career that bridged tradition and modernity. And in conversation with this show will be Landscape as Metaphor: Contemporary Voices, a group show of contemporary artists interpreting the subject of landscape showing in the gallery’s adjacent space.  120 East 65th Street, Main floor

CHAIT Galleries Boys 2024AWNY
In Spring Exhibition of Chinese Porcelain and Works of Art at Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., a fine collection of Chinese porcelain and works of art will be on display, including this rare Chinese Famille Verte porcelain aptly titled Piggyback Boys, from the Kangxi Period (1662-1722). 16 East 52nd Street, Suite 1002

Qiumeng_Sun Kehong, Rocks 2024AWNY
Literati and Rocks Amidst Verdant Bloom at Fu Qiumeng Fine Art will feature a meticulously curated selection of classical and contemporary works that embodies the soul of Asian artistry. A highlight is Auspicious Scholar Rocks, an ink on color hand scroll by Sun Kehong (1532-1610) who gained acclaim for capturing the natural essences of flowers, birds, and rocks. 65 East 80th Street, ground floor

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INKstudio presents Kelly Wang and Ren Light Pan: New Material Practices in INK Art. Kelly Wang (b. 1992) and Ren Light Pan (b. 1990) are two emerging New York-based women artists who are redefining the material practices of Ink art.  308 East 72nd Street, Apartment 3D. By appointment only, 646-510-2886

Kaikodo 2024AWNY
A Discovery of Dragons at Kaikodo LLC will showcase a Chinese Cizhou-ware Ceramic Pillow with Double-phoenix Décor. This stoneware pillow is a breathtaking example of a technique for producing ceramic decoration perfected by Cizhou potters during the 11th century of the Song dynasty in northern China.  Online only

Loewentheil 2024AWNY
The Loewentheil Photography of China Collection presents Dragon Women: Early Photographs of China, which offers a rare occasion to view some of the earliest photographs of Chinese women, most taken in the 1860s and 1870s. The exhibition explores women’s place in society in the final decades of imperial China, as well as the representation of Chinese women in photography, exposing female attitudes toward the camera in the late Qing dynasty. A fine example is from John Thomson, whose Portrait of Three Women in Beijing, circa 1868, is on view. 10 West 18th Street, 7th floor

Zetterquist 2024AWNY
In the exhibition, Chinese and Vietnamese ceramics from private American and Japanese Collections at Zettterquist Galleries, stands a large Vietnamese blue-and-white jar with tigers, horses, birds, and deer, circa 15th-16th century. Porcelain storage jars of this scale and intricate and varied animal decoration are extremely rare. 3 East 66th Street, Suite 2B

Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese Art

ArtofJapanUtamaro courtesan 2024AWNY
Japanese Prints, 1750-1950 at The Art of Japan features the Courtesan of the Northern Quarter, one of five known woodblock prints in Kitagawa Utamaro’s series: “A Guide to Women’s Contemporary Style.” This rare illustration is one in a series of large close-up prints showing the styles of different women. The Mark Hotel 25 East 77th Street, Suite 215

Japanese Art|Pre-modern and Beyond at Bachmann Eckenstein Japanese Art will feature outstanding artists’ letters, trending Kintsugi pieces and paintings by Fukuda Kodojin, such as this Hanging Scroll which was recently exhibited in the artist’s monumental retrospective at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  Leslie Feely, 1044 Madison Avenue, Suite 4F

Dai Ichi_Yamada Hikaru 2024AWNY
Ceramic Frontiers: Sodeisha & Shikokai in Post-war Japanese Art, the exhibition at Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. features the work of Yamada Hikaru (1923-2001), whose ceramic work of art Juts in a Clay Plane is an example of the famous Sodeisha movement, also known as the “Crawling through Mud” association, of which he was a founder alongside fellow visionaries Yagi Kazuo and Suzuki Osamu. 18 East 64th Street, Suite 1F

Egenolf 2024AWNY
Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints is pleased to present Supernatural: Cat Demons, Ogres and Shapeshifters showcasing Japanese prints of cat monsters, shapeshifting beauties, and other fantastic scenes of the supernatural. An outstanding highlight is this action-packed woodblock triptych by Sugioka Yoshitoshi, Raiko Conquering the Shuten Doji Demon of Oe Mountain. Conrad Hotel, 151 West 54th Street, phone (818) 621 6246

Ippodo 2024AWNY
Cosmic Sound: Magnificent Paintings and Screen by Ken Matsubara at Ippodo Gallery is a culmination of the artist’s concepts featuring 20 of the beloved painter’s unique artworks including this monumental Green Dragon, a unique piece framed with a Japanese tea ceremony utensil, redolent of a hearth frame. The surrounding porch rim is decorated with gold maki-e of distant mountain scenery, which enhances the presence of the dragon. 32 East 67th Street, 3rd floor

Izzard 2024AWNY
Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art presents the exhibition Japanese Paintings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, 1760-1810 which explores the graphic culture of Edo in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. A highlight includes Standing Beauty with a Letter in her Hand, a hanging scroll by Hosoda Eishi. 17 East 76th Street, 3rd floor

Mirviss 2024AWNY
Eternal Partnership: Japanese Ceramics in Blue & White at Joan B Mirviss LTD presents the enduring legacy of this timeless aesthetic, and its dynamic expressions in Japanese contemporary clay, through the lens of the esteemed Kyoto-based Kondō family. The exhibition includes masterful work by twenty additional Japanese ceramic artists applying blue and/or white across a wide range of innovative forms and styles. 39 East 78th Street, 4th floor

Onishi 2024AWNY
Onishi Gallery is pleased to be presenting two exhibitions, KOGEI and Art, marking the inauguration of KOGEI USA, a non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of Japan’s world-famous KOGEI (art crafts) and Inoue Manji / David Stanley Hewett celebrating Living National Treasure Inoue Manji and Japan based artist David Stanley Hewett. 521 West 26th Street

ScholtenJapaneseArt.HiroshiYoshida.Breithorn 2024AWNY
Scholten Japanese Art is exhibiting a private collection of paintings by the great 20th century artist, Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), assembled by prominent woodblock print artist, Paul Binnie (b. 1967). The exhibition, Collecting the Master: The Binnie Collection of Hiroshi Yoshida Paintings, is the culmination of Binnie’s decades-long pursuit of assembling a comprehensive representation of Yoshida’s work. One of the most impressive paintings is this oil on canvas landscape illustrating Mount Breithorn, completed after Yoshida’s return to Tokyo in the fall of 1925. 145 West 58th Street, Suite 6D

Shibunkaku 2024AWNY
Postwar Japanese Calligraphy and Painting at Shibunkaku will exhibit contemporary paintings by the artist Sekine Yoshio, who participated in the founding of the Gutai Art Association. He left Gutai in 1959 and pursued the creation of abstract canvases using real-life objects as motifs which attracted attention to his unique style, a “hybrid of figurative and abstract art,” as seen here in this abstract painting No. 174.  Joan B Mirviss, LTD, 39 East 78th Street, 4th floor

TAI Modern 2024AWNY
TAI Modern’s exhibition, A Pause in Time, An Emptiness in Space: Ma in Japanese Bamboo Art, showcases extraordinary works by some of bamboo art’s most esteemed artists, both historic and contemporary. Ma encompasses various meanings, including space, pause, rest, time, or opening, all of which contribute to shaping the distinct aesthetics of bamboo art.  23 East 67th Street, 4th Floor
Thomsen 2024AWNY
Front and center in Japanese Modern Masterpieces 1910-1950, the exhibition at Thomsen Gallery, is Collie and Myna Bird (In a Peaceful Garden, The First Signs of Autumn), a delightful two-panel folding screen comprised of ink, mineral colors, and gofun (calcified powdered shell) on silk, dated 1926.  9 East 63rd Street, Floor 2

Yanagi 2024AWNY
Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art celebrates the Year of the Dragon with this 18th century blue-and-white ceramic jar from the Yi Dynasty. One of the twelve zodiac signs in the Chinese horoscope, the dragon, which represents strength and success, is a very important and popular symbol in Asian art. Nicholas Hall, 17 East 76th Street, 4F

Ancient and Contemporary Korean Art

Heakyum-ChungShangwa 2024AWNY
Curated by Heakyum Kim and Pierre Cambon, the former curator at the Musée Guimet, Korean Artists in Paris at HK Art & Antiques LLC, showcases the work of Chung Sanghwa, Shin Sung Hy, Nam Kwan and Kim Sang-lan, four Korean artists who have lived and worked in Paris. Known in both Korea and France, their successful careers cover a great span of time, from the 1950s to the present. Each artist demonstrates how the two countries impacted their work. Among the featured paintings is Chung Sanghwa’s painting 82-2-6. 49 East 78th Street, Suite 4B

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Joo Myung Duck: Sensory Space in Photography and its Conversation with Korean Abstract Painting is the solo artist show at MIYAKO YOSHINAGA. Originally known for social documentaries in his black-and-white photographs, Joo Myung Duck developed a series of densely “black” landscapes in the 1980s and the 1990s., In Seoul, Joo explored color photography, primarily focusing on the urban locality intertwined with colors, patterns, and textures. This exhibition also strives to shed light on this master photographer’s relationship with Korean abstract art, particularly, the artists of the Dansaekhwa movement investigating their shared aesthetic, methodology, and philosophy.  24 East 64th Street, 3rd floor

Image Captions:

Ancient and/or Contemporary Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art

A Wedding Celebration
Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur, Company School, circa 1780
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Credit: Art Passages

Krishna dancing on the naga Kalaya flanked by his pleading wives
Probably Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
South India, late eighteenth century
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, red pointed arched border with blue banding and black and white rules, a line of devanagari on recto and verso
10 1/4 x 6 7⁄8 in. (26.1 x 17.5 cm) painting
10 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (27.4 x 19 cm) folio
Credit: Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch LLC

Two Princesses Entertained at Night on a Terrace
Mughal, c. 1690
Opaque pigments and gold on paper laid down on an album page
Folio: 39.8 x 28.1 cm; Painting: 20 x 12.9 cm
Credit: Francesca Galloway

A pair of carved, silvered, and painted wood figures of Rampant Horses
19th century
Wood, silver, paint
33½ in. (85.1 cm)
Credit: Kapoor Galleries

Kaparamip Robe
Ainu People, Hokkaido, Japan
Cotton; appliqué, embroidery
Late 19th / early 20th Century
51 x 46 in. (129.5 x 117 cm)
Credit: Thomas Murray

Vajrapani Mandala
14th/15th century
Distemper on cloth
25 5/8 by 19¾ in. (65 by 50 cm)
Credit: Carlton Rochell Asian Art

Ancient and/or Contemporary Chinese Art

Lui Shou-Kwan
Zen Painting 1970, A70-19
Chinese ink & color on paper
151.5 x 82.5 cm
Credit: Alisan Fine Arts

Fine and Rare Chinese Famille Vert Porcelain Piggyback Boys
Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722
Finely modelled in the full round. Decorated in elaborately painted robes in vibrant tones.
Their faces, with well-defined features and pleasing smiling expression.
Height 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm)
Credit: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.

Sun Kehong (1532-1610)
Auspicious Scholar Rocks
Ink and color on paper
11 1/4 x 108 ¾ in. (28.6 x 276.2 cm)
Credit: Fu Qiumeng Fine Art

Kelly Wang
Brush Rest, 2023
Newspaper and mixed media
75.5 W x 25 D x 39 H in. (191.8 x 63.5 x 99 cm)
Credit: INKStudio

A Chinese Cizhou-ware Ceramic Pillow with Double-phoenix Décor
North Song period
11th / early 12th century
Length: 45.0 cm
Width: 33.0 cm
Height: 28.0 cm
Credit: Kaikodo LLC

Lai Fong
Women from Amoy
Albumen silver print
Credit: Loewentheil Collection of Chinese Photography

Large Vietnamese Blue and White Jar with Tigers, Horses, Birds, and Deer
15th-16th c.
Height: 43 cm
Credit: Zetterquist Galleries

Ancient and/or Contemporary Japanese Art

Kitagawa Utamaro
Series: A Guide to Women’s Contemporary Style
Title: Courtesan of the Northern Quarter
Publisher: Murata-ya Jirobei
Fine impression, color, and condition
Credit: The Art of Japan

Fukuda Kodojin
Hanging Scroll
Showa Period (c. 1927)
Ink on paper
Credit: BachmannEckenstein Japanese Art

Yamada Hikaru (1923-2001)
Juts in a Clay Plane
Glazed ceramic
H43.9 x W34.8 x D9.9 cm
Credit: Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Raiko Conquering the Shuten Doji Demon of Oe Mountain, 1864
Japanese Color Woodblock Print Triptych
Credit: Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints

Ken Matsubara
Green Dragon 青龍(額・炉縁)
Japanese painting
Pigment on paper
H6.6 × W42.5 × D42.5 cm
Credit: Ippodo Gallery

Hosoda Eishi  (1756−1829)
Standing Beauty with a Letter in her Hand
Hanging scroll: ink, color, and gold pigment on silk
30½ x 9¾ in. (77.5 x 24.8 cm)
Kansei era, circa 1793−95
Signed: Eishi zu
Sealed: Kakei
Credit: Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art

Kondō Takahiro (b. 1958)
Cobalt and green-glazed large conical bowl with small flat base and “silver mist” overglaze
Glazed porcelain with gintekisai “silver mist” overglaze
13 x 22 in.
Courtesy of Joan B Mirviss LTD
Photo Credit: Richard Goodbody

Nakagawa Mamoru (b. 1947), Living National Treasure
Yubae (Sunset’s Glow), 2013
Vase; cast alloy of copper, silver, and tin with inlays of copper, silver, and gold
H7 1/2 x W12 5/8 x D5 1/2 in. (19 x 32 x 14 cm)
Credit: Onishi Gallery

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950)
Mount Breithorn
Oil on canvas
Signed H. Yoshida to lower left corner, ca. 1925
Painting: 17 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (45.5 x 60.6 cm)
Frame: 23 3/4 x 29 5/8 in. (60.2 x 75.3 cm)
Credit: Scholten Japanese Art

Sekine Yoshio
No. 174
Oil on canvas
33.5 x 24.4 cm ; 35 x 26 cm (overall)
Credit: Shinbunkaku

Kajiwara Koho
Peony Basket
Madake bamboo and rattan
41.75 x 28.5 x 13.5 cm
Credit: TAI Modern

Kahata Tosen (1897–1985)
Collie and Myna Bird (In a Peaceful Garden, The First Signs of Autumn), 1926
Two-panel folding screen; ink, mineral colors, and gofun (calcified powdered shell) on silk
Size 77 x 81¼ in. (195.5 x 206.5 cm)
Credit: Thomsen Gallery

Blue-and-white Ceramic Jar with Dragon Design
Yi Dynasty, 18th c.
30.8 x 36 cm
Credit: Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art

Korean Ancient and/or Contemporary Art

Chung Sanghwa
Untitled 86-2-6
Acrylic on canvas
39 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (99.7 x 64.8 cm)
Credit: HK Art & Antiques LLC

Seoul, 2011
Archival pigment print
20 x 30 in.
© Joo Myung Duck / Datz Museum of Art & Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery



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