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AWNY Preview Part III: Showcasing Fine Prints and Paintings during Asia Week New York


Top L-R: 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., frame: 23 3/4 x 29 5/8 in., Scholten Japanese Art; Sekine Yoshio, No. 174, oil on canvas, 1968, 33.5 x 24.4 cm; 35 x 26 cm (overall), Shinbunkaku; Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), Raiko Conquering the Shuten Doji Demon of Oe Mountain, 1864, Japanese color woodblock print triptych, 37.1 x 77.7 cm, Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints; 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., Kansei era, circa 1793−95, signed: Eishi zu, sealed: Kakei, Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art; Bottom L-R: Chung Sanghwa, Untitled 86-2-6, 1986, acrylic on canvas, 39 1/4 x 25 1/2 in., HK Art & Antiques LLC; Ken Matsubara, Green Dragon 青龍(額・炉縁), pigment on paper, H6.6 × W42.5 × D42.5 cm, Ippodo Gallery; 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, The Art of Japan; Joo Myung Duck, Seoul, 2011, archival pigment print, 20 x 30 in., © Joo Myung Duck/Datz Museum of Art & Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery

As part III of our Asia Week New York previews, prepare to experience beautiful prints and paintings from eight of our esteemed dealers in just two weeks!

The Art of Japan
Japanese Prints from 1750-1950
March 15–17, 2024
The Mark Hotel 25 East 77th Street, Suite 215

The Art of Japan will present Japanese Prints, 1750-1950 with 50 new prints now online. On view is a complete set of Utamaro’s famous 12 Hours in the Yoshiwara, in addition to other major works by Hiroshige, Eishi, Kiyochika and others.

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints
Supernatural: Cat Demons, Ogres and Shapeshifters
March 16–17, 2024
Conrad New York Midtown 151 W 54th St (near 7th Ave)

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints will showcase Japanese prints of cat monsters, shapeshifting beauties, and other fantastic scenes of the supernatural. Spectral scenes were essential ingredients of kabuki plays, and ukiyo-e of the time reflect the excitement and drama of this mainstay of 19th c. popular culture. Artists drew from the long tradition of supernatural stories in Japan, which dates back hundreds of years, even into the folklore of prehistory.

HK Art & Antiques LLC
Korean Artists in Paris
March 15 – April 5, 2024
49 East 78th Street, Suite 4B

Curated by Heakyum Kim and Pierre Cambon, the former curator at the Musée Guimet, Korean Artists in Paris at HK Art & Antiques 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.

Ippodo Gallery
Cosmic Sound: Master Paintings by Ken Matsubara
March 14–April 4, 2024
Opening Reception with Artist & Performance: Thursday, March 14th, 5-8pm (RSVP required)
32 East 67th Street, 3rd Floor

Ippoodo Gallery is proud to present Cosmic Sound: Master Paintings by Ken Matsubara, a culmination of the artist’s concepts featuring 20 of the beloved painter’s unique artworks, including three works depicting the auspicious and fearsome dragon zodiac, the spectacular 12-panel Kūkai’s View, and versions of Scenery and the Moon Sound. There will also be a special otsuzumi drum performance during the opening reception by Shonosuke Okura.

Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art
Japanese Paintings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, 1760-1810
March 15–22, 2024
17 East 76th Street, 3rd Floor

Sebastian Izzard’s spring exhibition explores the graphic culture of Edo in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well as chronicling changes in fashions and political affairs that affected the world of ukiyo-e. Suzuki Harunobu (1724–1770) and his contemporaries are represented as are his successors in the following decades such as Torii Kiyonaga and Kitagawa Utamaro.

Scholten Japanese Art
COLLECTING THE MASTER: The Binnie Collection of Hiroshi Yoshida Paintings
March 14–22, 2024
145 West 58th Street, Suite 6D

Scholten Japanese Art is pleased to exhibit COLLECTING THE MASTER: The Binnie Collection of Hiroshi Yoshida Paintings. This private collection of paintings by the great 20th century artist, Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) was assembled by prominent woodblock print artist, Paul Binnie (b. 1967) and celebrates the culmination of Binnie’s decades-long pursuit of building a comprehensive representation of Yoshida’s work.

Postwar Japanese Calligraphy and Painting
March 14–April 19, 2024
Joan B. Mirviss Ltd 39 East 78th Street, Suite 401

Postwar Japanese Calligraphy and Painting at Shibunkaku will focus on 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.”

Miyako Yoshinaga
Joo Myung Duck: Sensory Space in Photography and its Conversation with Korean Abstract Painting
March 8–April 13, 2024
24 East 64th Street, Third Floor

Miyako Yoshinaga is pleased to present Joo Myung Duck: Sensory Space in Photography and its Conversation with Korean Abstract Painting. This solo exhibition of Joo Myung Duck will showcase the artist’s transition from social realism to abstract photography and also strive 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.