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Joan B Mirviss LTD Presents Eternal Partnership: Japanese Ceramics in Blue & White

Kondō Takahiro Object

Kondō Takahiro (b. 1958), Object: Standing rectangular blue-and-white marbleized box form on four legs with gintekisai (“silver mist”) beaded glazing with pâte de verre clear cast glass cover, 2023, Marbleized porcelain, “silver mist” glaze, cast glass, 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 3 in.

Eternal Partnership: Japanese Ceramics in Blue & White
March 14 – April 19, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14-15 & 18-22, 11am-6pm; Mar 16, 11am-5pm; Mar 17, 12-5pm
39 East 78th Street, Suite 401

The most visually striking color combination for centuries, blue and white has been paired effectively in all types of Japanese art, but most prominently and successfully in its ceramics. For Asia Week New York 2024, 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. Across multiple generations, their mastery of sometsuke (cobalt blue-and-white porcelain) culminates in the work of our celebrated gallery artist, Kondō Takahiro, who broke free of his forefathers’ traditions with his patented gintekisai “silver mist” overglaze on dramatic sculptural work.

Eternal Partnership: Japanese Ceramics in Blue & White includes masterful work by twenty additional Japanese ceramic artists applying blue and/or white across a wide range of innovative forms and styles.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Porcelains in the Mist: The Kondō Family of Ceramicists at the Brooklyn Museum. Kyoto-based gallery artist Kondo Takhiro will be in New York for Asia Week events. If interested, please contact the gallery for details.

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Nakashima Harumi Biomorphic bulbous standing sculpture
Nakashima Harumi (b. 1950), Biomorphic bulbous standing sculpture decorated with varied cobalt-blue polka dots; titled, Absurdity, 2018, Glazed porcelain, 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.

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