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In Search of Asian Art, Day 2
March 13, 2021
All galleries and auction houses are open by appointment, and one should be made ahead of your visit.
In midtown, On The Vanguard: Meiji Period Woodblock Prints at Scholten Japanese Art at 145 West 58th Street, Suite 6D explores how artists of this transformative period either depicted foreign elements or returned to traditional themes.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Benkei in the play Kanjincho (Ichikawa Danjuro, Kanjincho no Benkei), courtesy of Scholten Japanese Art
At Bonhams at 580 Madison Avenue at 57th Street, an auction dedicated to Chinese Works of Art and Paintings, one to Fine Japanese and Korean Art and a third to Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art are presented along with an online sale. .
Brass Figure of Vajravarahi, from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, Northeastern India, Pala Period, circa 11th century, Himalayan Art Resources item no.16914, courtesy of Bonhams
Japan Society Gallery at 333 East 47th Street near 1st Avenue had reopened. The exhibition, When Practice Becomes Form: Carpentry Tools from Japan celebrates the resilient spirit of Japanese architecture and craftsmanship through woodworking tools, architectural patterns, and models. To celebrate the reopening, admission is free in the month of March, courtesy of TAKENAKA CORPORATION.