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Tag: Katsushika Hokusai

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    Christie's to Feature Woodblock Print by Katsushika Hokusai

    Katsushika Hokusai started painting when he was only six years old. At the age of 14, Hokusai apprenticed under renowned painter Katsukawa Shunsho. In the 1830s, at the height of Hokusai’s artistic career, he started working on a series of woodblock prints that captured Mount Fuji. This series took several…

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Sanka Hakuu (Storm Below The Summit) [Black Fuji]
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    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…

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    Around the Auction World: March 2021

    Images from around the auction world this month. Left and right image from Christie’s. Middle image from Squawk on the Street. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). NFTs undoubtedly ruled the headlines across the auction industry this month. Whether amazed, angry, or confused by the trend, everyone had something to…

    Around the Auction World March 2021-3
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    Auction Review: South Asian Modern Art at Christie’s

    Christie’s wrapped up its Asia Week New York offerings with two auctions of South Asian modern art. A timed event ran from March 4th through March 18th, 2021. It concluded with a total of $532,250. The live sale on March 17th achieved stronger results with a total of $4,374,625. Together,…

    Auction Review South Asian Modern Art at Christies1
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    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
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    Japanese and Korean Art

    Before Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave print became an international sensation, it was just one part of a series exploring the capacity of Japanese landscape art. Hokusai was an ukiyo-e woodblock print artist active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During his long career, Hokusai constantly experimented with…

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    Specialty Auction

    Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period, produced his most important work after the age of 60. He was a member of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism and his religious beliefs considerably influenced his work.  Hokusai’s series titled Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which he created between…

    Bai Jingzhou
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    A global bidding festival: Sworders Asian art sale topped by £21,000 Qing silk scroll

    A magnificent Chinese silk kesi 'Peach Festival' hanging scroll, sold £21,000. LONDON.- A magnificent Qing dynasty (1644-1911) embroidered silk hanging scroll topped Sworders' Asian art sale on May 28 selling at £21,000. With quality Chinese and Japanese works of art performing strongly throughout the sale, this was a truly global event attracting…

    A global bidding festival Sworders Asian art sale topped by £21,000 Qing silk scroll
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    Fine Japanese and Korean Art

    To create a masterpiece is to be patient. An ample amount of time is required to compose an art that brings out a sense of awe. This September, Bonhams awes its audience with a renowned piece by Japanese painter, Katsushika Hokusai. He created “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” after 60…

    Fine Japanese and Korean Art/AuctionDaily