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Thomsen Gallery


Japanese Modern Masterpieces 1910-1950

March 14 – 22, 2024
Special Asia Week Hours: Daily, 11-5pm (otherwise by appointment)

We are pleased to present a collection of Japanese modern masterpieces from 1910 to 1950 in our gallery during Asia Week New York this year.



Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes

November 9 – December 20, 2023

Thomsen Gallery is delighted to invite you to our annual autumn exhibition of Japanese lacquers dating from the early 20th century to the present. This year we are focusing on lacquer works from the modern period, 1920s—50s, including published items that were exhibited in Tokyo at the annual art exhibitions of 1933, 1952 and 1953.

We invite you to visit us and view the beautiful designs and fine details of these unique works in person.

To learn more, click here.



Thomsen gallery, located in a townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, offers important Japanese paintings and works of art to collectors and museums worldwide. The gallery specializes in Japanese screens and scrolls; in early Japanese tea ceramics from the medieval through the Edo periods; in masterpieces of ikebana bamboo baskets; and in gold lacquer objects. It further specializes in post-war ink art and Gutai art as well as contemporary art by select artists, such as the internationally renowned Japanese ceramic artist Sueharu Fukami, the paper artist Kyoko Ibe, and the lacquer artist Yoshio Okada.

The gallery is owned by Erik and Cornelia Thomsen, who live and work in New York. Erik has been a dealer in Japanese art since 1981; born to Danish parents and raised in Japan, he is fluent in Japanese and was the first foreigner to apprentice to an art dealer in Japan. They have three children, Julia, Anna, and Georg.