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iGavel Hosts the Center for Photographic Art Fundraising Auction

September 27, 2022

Center for Photographic Art Fundraising Auction: 8x10, at iGavel
Online auction, through September 29

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and one of the oldest members’ photography galleries in the country. This year CPA ventures into the online auction realm for the third time with its annual 8 x 10 Fundraising Exhibition, presented on iGavel's platform. Previously an onsite raffle, the 8 x 10 show raises vital funds in support of the innovative and thought-provoking programming, exhibitions, lectures, and classes that the photographic community has enjoyed and relied on for over fifty years. This year the sale offers small works by more than 100 established and emerging photographers from California and beyond. This special show features contemporary works from rising stars in the photography world and local legends and international favorites as well. (All photographs are in 8x10 in. frames, and all bidding starts at $80…because 8x10=80!). Of particular interest to AWNY readers, many photographs feature Asian subject matter.

Read more, click here.

JASA Hosts Two Programs This Week

September 26, 2022

Japanese Art Society of America,
September Webinar and October In-Person Event

Postwar Japanese Photography from 1945–1980
Zoom webinar, September 29, 5pm

Maggie Mustard, PhD, will focus on the major themes and practitioners—including Domon Ken, Kawada Kikuji and Nakahira Takuma—at the heart of photography’s development following the end of the Second World War. Advance registration is required for this event.

Collages, Bamboo and Prints
In-person event in Los Angeles, October 1
JASA President Wilson Grabill hosts Collages, Bamboo and Prints, a curator-led day of Japanese art in Los Angeles, including Shumei Hall Gallery, Japan House Los Angeles and Japan Foundation. The tour is open to all JASA members and their guests, limited to 15 attendees. Advance registration required.

Read more and register for both events, click here

Healing Practices Exhibition Tour at The Rubin Museum

September 25, 2022

Healing Practices Exhibition Tour with Tibetan Medicine Doctor Kunga Wangdue, The Rubin Museum of Art
Online talk, September 28, 1-2pm

Through close looking and conversation, learn more about the featured exhibition and the variety of ways individuals employ healing in their day to day lives. Dr. Wangdue will also discuss the importance of diet in Tibetan medicine for the healing process.

Tibetan medicine doctor Kunga Wangdue was born in Tibet and began his Buddhist studies at the age of eight and studied Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Doctor Wangdue then began his extensive study of Tibetan medicine and graduated from Tibetan Medical and Astrology College in India in 1996. He had the privilege of completing a year-long apprenticeship under Senior Menpa Kunga Gyurme, former personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a clinical practitioner in Nepal. Dr. Wangdue, the head of the Kungye Healing Center in New York, is a highly respected Tibetan medicine practitioner in the Tibetan Himalayan community of New York.

Read more and register, click here

Asia Week New York September 2022 — Day 10

September 23, 2022

Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), Puppies, Edo period, 18th century, ink on paper, 47 x 26.5 cm.
Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art

Today is September's Asia Week New York, Day 10 and the final day. Here is what's going on.

Asia Week New York is live today with a day of previews:

For an overview of the gallery exhibitions on view, click here.

Auction Houses:

  • iGavel are open today for exhibition viewing.

TODAY'S AUCTIONS:

Christie's:

  • Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
    Live auction continues at 8:30am

ONGOING ONLINE AUCTIONS:

Christie's:

  • •Japanese and Korean Art Online
    Through September 27 at 10:00am
  • Indian and Himalayan Art Online featuring
    The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Collection

    Through September 28 at 10:00am
  • Thoughts Across the Waters: Asian Art from the David Drabkin Collection
    Through September 28 at 9:00am
  • Art of China Online
    Through September 29 at 9:00am

Sotheby's:

  • China/5000 Years
    Through September 27

PRESS COVERAGE:

Catch up with some of the places where Asia Week New York members have appeared in the press in recent days.

Linda Hohnholz reports in eTurboNews: Global Travel Industry News that Songtsam continues to support Asia Week New York as sponsor. Florence Li, Songtsam’s Director of International Sales and Marketing, commented, “We are very pleased to continue as a presenting Sponsor of Asia Week New York because Songtsam is deeply committed to exploring and preserving the essence of Tibetan culture.”
To read the article, click here.

Asia Week New York September 2022 — Day 9

September 22, 2022

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865), Thirty-Two Physiognomic Types in the Modern World:
The Popular Type (Tosei sanjuni so: Hayari so)
, ca. 1821-22, oban tate-e 14 7/8 x 10 in. (37.8 by 25.4 cm). Scholten Japanese Art

Today continues September's Asia Week New York, Day 9. Here is what's going on.

Asia Week New York is live today with a day of previews:

For an overview of the gallery exhibitions on view, click here.

Auction Houses:

  • iGavel are open today for exhibition viewing.

TODAY'S AUCTIONS:

Christie's:

  • Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
    Live auction at 8:30am

Sotheby's:

  • SUBLIME BEAUTY: Korean Ceramics from a Private Collection
    Online auction, lots begin closing September 22 at 10am

PRESS COVERAGE:

Catch up with some of the places where Asia Week New York members have appeared in the press in recent days.
Shelby Black of Galerie Magazine put it best in their online The Artful Life: Five Things that Galerie Editors Love This Week on September 12th...."Asia Week New York Features the Finest Treasures from Across the Globe."
To read the article, click here.

Asia Week New York September 2022 — Day 8

September 21, 2022

Oshiyama Motoko (born 1957), Kakuhanmon Vase “Shunen” (Spring Festival), 2022, silver, brass, shakudo, and copper, H. 15 5/8 x W. 5 3/4 x Dia. 2 3/8 in. (39.7 x 14.5 x 8.5 cm). Onishi Gallery

Today continues September's Asia Week New York, Day 8. Here is what's going on.

Asia Week New York is live today with a day of previews:

For an overview of the gallery exhibitions on view, click here.

Auction Houses:

TODAY'S AUCTIONS:

Bonhams:

  • Japanese and Korean Art
    Live auction at 10am

Christie's:

  • The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Collection
    Live auction at 8:30am
  • Centering the Figure: South Asian Modern +
    Contemporary Art from the Collection of Romi Lamba

    Live auction at 10:00am
  • South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art
    Live auction at 12:30pm

Doyle:

  • Asian Works of Art
    Live auction at 10am

Heritage Auctions:

  • Asian Art Signature® Auction #8090
    Lots 78343-78424, Live auction in Dallas at 10am CDT

Sotheby's:

  • Important Chinese Art
    Live auction at 9am

PRESS COVERAGE:

Catch up with some of the places where Asia Week New York members have appeared in the press in recent days.
Illustrated with Kapoor Galleries' Gandharan Buddha Shakyamuni, Will Heinrich and Jillian Steinhauer recommended seeing the galleries, auction houses, and museums participating in Asia Week New York on September 14th in The New York Times. To read the article, click here.

Asia Week New York September 2022—Day 7

September 20, 2022

Cho Yong-Ik (born 1934), Work 18-1029, 2018, acrylic on paper and canvas, 35.8 x 28.3 in. (91 x 72 cm.) HK Art and Antiques LLC

Today continues September's Asia Week New York, Day 7. Here is what's going on.

Asia Week New York is live today with a day of previews:

For an overview of the gallery exhibitions on view, click here.

Auction Houses:

TODAY'S FEATURED EVENT:

  • Lacquer Sculptures by Nobuyuki Tanaka, Thomsen Gallery
    Exhibition opening reception, 5-8pm

TODAY'S AUCTIONS:

Bonhams:

  • Chinese Works of Art and Paintings
    Chinese Paintings starting at 10am with Lot 346

Christie's:

  • Japanese and Korean Art
    Live auction at 10am

Heritage Auctions:

  • Asian Art Signature® Auction #8090
    Live auction in Dallas at 10am CDT

Sotheby's:

  • Power/Conquest: The Forging of Empires
    Live auction at 9am
  • Dharma and Tantra
    Live auction at 10am

LECTURE RECORDING:


To watch the panel discussion RED EARTH |ZOOM Gallery Talk about Ogawa Machiko, which included Meghen Jones, Sophie Makariou, Shirley Rendell, and Yamauchi Tokutaro, moderated and organized by Joan B. Mirviss, click here.

Asia Week New York September 2022—Day 6

September 19, 2022

Oribe Kutsugata Tea Bowl “Yama no Ha,” Late Momoyama-Early Edo Period (early 17th century),
Dia. 14 cm. Zetterquist Galleries

Today continues September's Asia Week New York, Day 6. Here is what's going on.

Asia Week New York is live today with a day of previews:

For an overview of the gallery exhibitions on view, click here.

Auction Houses:

TODAY'S FEATURED EVENT:

TODAY'S AUCTIONS:

Bonhams:

  • -The Joan and Ted Dorf Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles
    and Archers Rings
    starting at 10am 
  • -Chinese Works of Art and Paintings
    Chinese Works of Art starting at 1:30pm with Lot 150

LECTURE RECORDING

To watch the panel discussion Sherman Lee: Master of Art, presented by Asia Week New York on September 13th and featuring Noelle Giuffrida, William Chiego, Mary Ann Rogers, and Peter Nisbet, moderated by Dessa Goddard, click here.

Asia Week New York September 2022- Day 5

September 18, 2022

A Rare and Large Chinese Underglaze Copper Red Peony Dish, Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Period,
3 1/4 x 17-3/4 x 17-3/4 in. (8.3 x 45.1 x 45.1 cm). Heritage Auctions

Today continues September's Asia Week New York, Day 5. Here is what's going on.

Asia Week New York is live today with a day of previews:

For an overview of the gallery exhibitions on view, click here.

Auction Houses:

TODAY'S FEATURED EVENT:

Asia Week New York September 2022 - Day 4

September 17, 2022

Kunisada (1786 - 1865), Concubine Drinking from a Western Style Glass, 1829, woodblock print,
15 x 10.25 in. (38.10 x 26.04 cm). The Art of Japan

Today continues September's Asia Week New York, Day 4. Here is what's going on.

Asia Week New York is live today with a day of previews:

For an overview of the gallery exhibitions on view, click here.

Auction Houses:

TODAY'S FEATURED EVENTS:

  • Saturday Lectures and Reception, Sotheby's
    Symbolism, Meaning & Style: A Vajraogini Painting, Jeff Watt at 4pm
    Early Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain, The Exemplary Collection of Sir Joseph Hotung, Regina Krahl at 5pm
  • Gallery Tour with Robert D. Mowry, Christie's
    Engage with the offerings at Asian Art week during an illuminating
    in-person tour at 11am of the Rockefeller galleries by Robert D. Mowry


Sadahide (1807-1873), Black Ships Departing California for Japan, 1862, woodblock print triptych, 14.50 x 30 in. (36.83 x 76.20 cm)

The Art of Japan—New Acquisitions
The Art of Japan announced that not only have they just returned from a productive and heartily welcome trip to Japan, after a 2 1/2 year absence, but they have brought back an assembly of fine artworks. The first selection is on view on their website now and includes Sadahide's (1807-1873) Black Ships Departing California for Japan (shown here). So, as the Concubine (another New Acquisition) is doing above, raise a glass and enjoy the art! On view at The Art of Japan.

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