What’s happening in Asian art

Gallery Exhibitions Ending Soon!

January 28, 2022

Hosokawa Shikō (b. 1941), Tea Caddy with Flowering Paulownia, 1980s, maki-e gold and silver lacquer on wood, 3 x 2 3/4 x 2 2/4 in.

Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes, Thomsen Gallery
Concludes on January 31, 2022

Thomsen Gallery at 9 E. 63rd St in New York draws to a close its current exhibition on January 31st. There is still time for visitors to see these elegant works of art. The masterworks in the exhibition are all examples of maki-e, which literally means "sprinkled pictures" and refers to the technique of sprinkling powders of gold and silver onto wet lacquer, a distinctly Japanese tradition that developed in the Heian Period (794 – 1185).

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Wakao Toshisada (b. 1933), Shino Water Jar, gray feldspar and white feldspar glazed stoneware,
H. 7 x Dia. 6.5 in., Lid: H. 1.3 x Dia. 4 in., with signed wood box

Modern Masters: Size and Scale in Modern Ceramics, Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.
Concludes on January 31, 2022

Be sure to see Dai Ichi Art's current exhibition of Japanese contemporary ceramics from diverse and accomplished artists. The exhibition brings focus to the precise ways that artists use size or scale to influence the overall affect of an object and ranges from Mingei masters (Kawai Kanjiro, 1890-1966; Funaki Kenji, b. 1927; Murata Gen, 1904-2012; Shimaoka Tatsuzo, 1919-2007), to Shino specialists (Wakao Toshisada, b. 1933; Tsuboshima Dohei, 1929-2013), to masters of Shigaraki and Raku techniques (Sugimoto Sadamitsu, b. 1935).

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