The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, September 18, 2014


Erik Thomsen Asian Art Presents Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes
Natsume Tea Caddy by Akihide, Autumn Flowers by Bamboo Fence; Meiji period; 19th century. Maki-e sprinkled gold and gold foil on black lacquer ground; H: 6.8 cm.
NEW YORK, N.Y.- Erik Thomsen Asian Art will present a select collection of Japanese lacquer boxes in Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes, an Asia Week exhibition held at its new, purpose-built gallery in New York City. The exhibition will run from March 16 – May 28, 2011 at Erik Thomsen Asian Art, 23 E. 67th Street.

Thomsen’s exhibition focuses on small-scale boxes of the past two centuries, a period of exceptional artistry in Japan in the medium. During this period, Japanese artists mastered the technique of creating wafer-thin layers of lacquer that built up and, when infused with gold powder and other materials, created a luminous three-dimensional effect. As a whole, the boxes at Thomsen’s gallery present a virtual catalogue of Japanese lacquer techniques and design.

Among the highlights of Golden Treasures are natsume tea caddies, kogo incense boxes, tebako accessory boxes, and ryoshibako paper boxes, each ornamented with the highly polished, lustrous material. (Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes is accompanied by an extensively illustrated catalogue, complete with entries about the works on view and a glossary of lacquer techniques.)

Also on view is a magnificent Writing Box with the Hundred Kings by Mikami Yokodo from the 1920s or 1930s. An internationally recognized master, Yokodo won honors at exhibitions in Chicago, Seattle, and Hanoi. Yokodo decorated the lid of Writing Box with the Hundred Kings with two dramatic shishi lions in gold, silver, red and black raised lacquer set amidst a background of stylized peonies in gold and silver.

Among the more recent works in the exhibition is a natsume tea caddy with a spring and autumn motif from the 1930s. The three-inch caddy is decorated with cherry blossoms and maple leaves. The background decoration is of gold and silver foil sprinkled on a black lacquer ground.

Erik Thomsen will also participate in the widely anticipated annual show, JADA 2011: An Exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association, from March 19-23, 2001 at the Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 E. 79th St., New York City.



Today's News

March 17, 2011

Alte Pinakothek Exhibits Painting by Johannes Vermeer as Part of Its 175th Anniversary

Rifle Belonging to King Edward VII to Be Sold in London Nine Days Before the Royal Wedding

First Dinosaur Fossil, a Long-Necked, Plant-Eating Sauropod, Discovered in Angola

Brooklyn Museum Presents a New Twist on Its Annual Gala "The Brooklyn Artists Ball"

Kofi Annan and His Wife Explore the Sakip Sabanci Collection of Ottoman Calligraphy

United States Government Demands Saint Louis Art Museum Hand Over Egyptian Artifact

Canvases and Letters Show how Pink Floyd Founder Syd Barrett Put Painting Before Pop Music

The Victoria & Albert Museum Announces the Shortlist for the Jameel Prize 2011

More than 130 International Artists and Writers Threaten Boycott of Guggenheim in UAE

Christie's New York City Charity "Bid to Save the Earth" Auction Pledges to Benefit Environment

National Museum Wales Purchases Painting by Howard Hodgkin for the Nation

Rare Sundial Once Used to Grow Strawberries Expected to Realise Over £7,000 at Christie's

Sotheby's Hong Kong To Present Fine Chinese Paintings Spring Sale 2011 in April

The Paula Cooper Gallery Presents an Exhibition of Works by John Chamberlain

United States Postage Commemorative Forever Stamps Honor Latin Entertainment Giants

Sotheby's to Sell Four Hundred Items from the Fabius Freres Gallery Collection

Canary Wharf Unveils Award-Winning Sculpture

Artists AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs Present New Book "Queer Spirits"

Sue Scott Gallery Presents "Paper A-Z" Featuring More than 70 Artists from Around the Country

Cranbrook Architect Receives Architecture Award From American Academy

Erik Thomsen Asian Art Presents Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes

Newly Launched Artist Become Allows Artists to Showcase and Sell Art Online

Westmoreland Museum of American Art Narrows Architect Search Down to 5

Iconic Photograph Tells Cautionary Tale at AXA Art Lounge at AIPAD

Transformational Art Project in Catskill NY

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site