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Category: Prints & Multiples

  • Auction Industry

    Ukiyo-e: History, Evolution, Process, & Stylistic Characteristics

    Ukiyo-e, meaning ‘pictures of the floating world,’ is a well-known Japanese painting and woodblock print style. The Buddhist term ‘ukiyo’ originally described the sadness and transience of human life. Later, the phrase came to describe the fashion, lifestyle, and urban culture of Japan. The unique aesthetic and process of ukiyo-e…

    Ukiyo-e History, Evolution, Process, & Stylistic Characteristics3
  • Auction Preview

    Bonhams Presents Painting by Xu Beihong and Other Chinese Works of Art

    Xu Beihong was one of the most influential Chinese artists and educators of the 20th century. Born in 1895, Xu learned traditional Chinese painting from his father, who was a local portrait painter. Between 1919 and 1927, the artist traveled to France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland to study oil…

    XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Converse Auctions’ Online-only Armchair Adventurer Auction On April 24th Features Wild & Wonderful Items From Around The World

    There’s something for just about everybody in the 470-lot auction, starting at 12 noon EDT. PAOLI, Pa. – Converse Auctions is inviting everyone to chill out, pull up a seat and bid on something wild and wonderful in its upcoming Armchair Adventurer Auction scheduled for Saturday, April 24th, beginning promptly…

    Converse Auctions Online-only Armchair Adventurer Auction On April 24th Features Wild & Wonderful Items From Around The World
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    Artspire Auctions Offers Asian Art and Antiques in Upcoming Sale

    Also known as greenware, celadon is a jade green glazed pottery that originated in China and was very popular in the Zhejiang province. Because it resembles highly-valued jade, celadon is considered a classic style. A celadon jade dragon seal is a key highlight of the upcoming Asian Art and Antiques sale,…

  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Toko Shinoda

    Modern Lithograph Available in Contemporary Japanese Art Sale Throughout the 20th century, Japanese artist Toko Shinoda built her own Modernist tradition. Her career lasted over seven decades, taking her from the shores of Japan to the burgeoning artist communities of New York. Shinoda was closely associated with Abstract Expressionism. However,…

    Artist to Know Toko Shinoda1
  • Exhibitions, Press Release

    On a Newly Designed Digital Platform, Asia Week New York Opens with a Virtual Preview of Major Highlights from Galleries and Auction Houses, March 11

    New York:  Asia Week New York is delighted to present a Virtual Preview of ancient and contemporary treasures from the Far East on Thursday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. (EST); 2:00 p.m. (PST).  To reserve, click here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oA86NxqZSB273qYA5C2gxw UTAGAWA HIROSHIGEToto ryogoku yusen no zu (View of pleasure boats at Ryogoku,…

    On a Newly Designed Digital Platform, Asia Week New York Opens with a Virtual Preview of Major Highlights from Galleries and Auction Houses, March 11
  • Auction Preview

    Bonhams to Offer Rare Chinese Works of Art in Upcoming Sale

    In some Buddhist traditions, Maitreya is considered a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven. He is regarded as the future Buddha, who will return to the earthly world only when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have been completely forgotten. The upcoming Bonhams sale features a rare black stone figure of…

  • Auction Guide

    A Guide to This Year’s Asia Week New York Auctions

    Across the industry, auction houses are gearing up for the 12th annual Asia Week New York. This collaborative event brings museums, galleries, specialists, and auction houses together to celebrate the category and emphasize its importance in the United States. It will formally run from March 11th through March 20th, 2021.…

    A Guide to This Years Asia Week New York Auctions1
  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

    Upcoming Auction Offers Prints From Late Ukiyo-e Master Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi had a tumultuous career. His path to commercial success took him from a promising youth through years of poverty and political censorship. Despite these difficulties, the printmaker became one of the most popular ukiyo-e artists of the…

    Artist to Know Utagawa Kuniyoshi2
  • Auction Preview

    Find Ancient Chinese Porcelain in Christie’s Upcoming Sale

    In the upcoming auction, Christie’s will present paintings, sculptures, and decorative art with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. The artistic styles represented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Yongzheng empires. Among the key lots is a famille verte sculpture depicting two boys riding mythical qilin. According to…

  • Auction Industry

    With an impressive roster of galleries and auction houses, Asia Week New York powers ahead in 2021

    Rama and Sita, Bilaspur, 1690-1700. Opaque pigments with gold on paper, red border with black and white rules 17.8 by 12 cm., 7 by 4 5/8 in. painting, 21.5 by 15.2 cm., 8 1⁄2 by 6 in. folio. Courtesy: Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. NEW YORK, NY.-The Asia Week…

    With an impressive roster of galleries and auction houses, Asia Week New York powers ahead in 2021
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    Ocean Star Auctions Offers Chinese Fine Art This December

    In Mahayana Buddhism, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva or Universal Virtue is considered to be the Sūtra (string or thread) of meditation and the practice of repentance. Possessing divine powers, the body of the Universal Virtue is described as having infinite size. The second part of the upcoming Christmas Exclusive Chinese Fine Art…

    A Gem Inlaid Gild Bronze Statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
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    Upcoming Chinese and Japanese Art Sale Offers Jades, Lacquerwork, Katanas

    Bonhams’ upcoming sale of Chinese and Japanese art will highlight a Japanese suzuri-bako and matching bunko box made in the style of Ogata Kōrin. Known for his paintings on ceramics, Kōrin was a lacquerer of the Rinpa school. Dating back to the 18th C Edo period, these pieces were inspired…

    STYLE OF OGATA KORIN (1658-1716)
  • Auction Preview

    Oakridge Auction Gallery Brings Art, Antiques, & Silver To Auction

    Paul Starrett Sample was a leading American painter in the early 1940s. He mostly painted the struggling life of people during the Great Depression — a subject that would recur throughout his early oeuvre. Sample’s works were closely associated with Social Realism, though he drifted to Regionalism later in his…

    Paul Starrett Sample, Grey Boats
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    Upcoming Oakridge Auction Gallery Event Highlights Asian Artifacts from the 18th Century

    According to a Chinese legend, Hanshan and Shinde lived during the Tang dynasty and were close friends who fell in love with the same girl. When Shinde realized this, he abandoned all worldly pleasures to become a monk. Hanshan joined his friend in monkhood. Known as the holy He-He Er…

    Chinese White Jade Carved Hehe Erxian Statue, 18th Century
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    Ocean Star Auctions to Offer Range of Asian Art

    In Buddhism, the goddess Tara is considered an embodiment of wisdom. According to mythology, the deity guides human beings along the path to enlightenment. A Chinese gilt bronze sculpture of Tara is highlighted in the upcoming Fine Asian Art Collection, presented by Ocean Star Auctions. Along with sculpture, the sale…

    A Chinese Gild Bronze Tara Statue
  • Auction Preview

    No Reserve Single Owner Los Angeles Collector, Session II

    In ancient China, powdered tobacco was widely used as a treatment for mild illness. This tobacco was stored in snuff bottles. In the 18th century, these bottles appeared as a status symbol and were manufactured at a much greater volume for the public. The second session of the Single Owner…

    Chinese Carnelian Covered Box
  • Auction Industry

    Gianguan Auctions sale highlights early Buddhist art, historic paintings & jade carvings

    Lot 31 Northern Wei, A Very Rare Jade Carving of Sakyamuni Maitreya. NEW YORK, NY.-Gianguan Auctions will hold its online auction sale this October 11. Presenting top tier Buddhist art in its splendid forms with an outstanding collection of jade, crystal and ceramic devotional statues, reflecting regional and highly personal interpretations…

    Gianguan Auctions sale highlights early Buddhist art, historic paintings & jade carvings
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    The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative

    The fahua glaze was developed in the early 13th century during the Yuan dynasty. This low-temperature glaze is used to create shades of blue, green, yellow, purple, and white. Known for its aesthetics, fahua remains a popular glaze for Chinese ceramics. A pair of fahua-glazed figures of seated lions is…

  • Auction Preview

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    A Chinese hu is a pear-shaped wine vessel with a swollen body flaring into a narrow neck. Author Jenny So documents the evolution of the vessel in Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. III. According to So, hu vessels were made from the end of the 8th century…