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Heritage Auctions Offer Japanese Woodblock Prints from The Nelkin Collection Part I


Courtesy Heritage Auctions 

Heritage Auctions Signature® Auction #8151
Japanese Woodblock Prints from The Nelkin Collection Part I
Viewing: June 24-26, 10am-5pm CT (by appointment only)
Live Auction: June 27 at 10am CT
2801 W. Airport Freeway
Dallas, TX 75261

Heritage Auctions are pleased to be entrusted with the estate of Ruth S. Nelkin, an esteemed collector of Japanese woodblock prints. Already this year, they presented various parts of Nelkin’s gracious collection in a handful of significant auctions and are excited to feature the upcoming sale, Japanese Woodblock Prints from The Nelkin Collection Part I Signature® Auction, ending next Thursday, June 27th.  It features nearly 250 remarkable classic and modern Japanese prints by such masters of the form as Katsushika Hokusai, Takahashi Hiroaki, Yoshida Hiroshi and more.

“The Nelkins’ varied possessions had one common denominator: quality,” says Nick Dawes, Heritage’s Senior Vice President of Special Collections. “Ruth Nelkin sought and found items of the highest caliber in every category. Above all, however, was her passion for ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock printmaking. Ruth Nelkin safeguarded these treasures during her lifetime, and now other collectors will have the opportunity to benefit from her connoisseurship.”

During the week of July 29-August 2, other highlights from The Nelkin Collection will be exhibited at their newly expanded New York gallery. Stayed tuned for details about this special exhibition.

To view the lots, click here.

To read more about this remarkable collection, click here.

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