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  2014 exhibitions
Shunga



Erotic Art of Japan: Everybody's Doing It

An exhibition primarily of woodblock prints known as shunga (lit. 'spring pictures').

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  2013 exhibitions
Kobayakawa Kiyoshi



Uncovered and Discovered: The Nude Figure in Modern Japanese Prints

This presentation is devoted to exploring the Japanese response to the classical Western idealization of the nude figure in a work of art.

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Okuni



The Nightlife: Entertainments of the Floating World

An exhibition devoted to the art of evening amusements.

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  2012 exhibitions
Sakai Hoitsu, Peonies



RINPA: Classical Connections

An exhibition devoted to Rinpa (or Rimpa), a highly stylized genre of painting, calligraphy, and decorative arts (including ceramic and lacquer designs).

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Poetry Fragment



Sacred Sutras and Profane Pledges

An exhibition devoted to the art of Japanese calligraphy.

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  2011 exhibitions
Blue Prints



BLUE PRINT

An exhibition inspired simply by the color blue— a hue which actually played a pivotal role in the development of Japanese woodblock printmaking in the 19th century.

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Monogatari tales of Japan



MONOGATARI: Tales of Japan

An exhibition of paintings, woodblock prints and netsuke devoted to the art of story-telling.

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  2010 exhibitions
Goyo, Woman Combing Her Hair



2010

Scholten marks our 10th year in New York with a special exhibition which examines the intertwining development of Japanese woodblock prints from the early to mid-20th century by artists who designed shin-hanga (lit. 'new prints') and sosaku-hanga (lit. 'creative prints')
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New York Night oil on canvas by Paul Binnie



Paul Binnie: Paintings to Prints and Back Again

An exhibition to commemorate a prestigious commission of a limited edition woodblock print by Paul Binnie for the Print Club of New York. The exhibition includes sketches, drawings watercolors and oil paintings related to woodblock print designs.
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Triptych



Side by Side by Side: Ukiyo-e Triptychs

An exhibition of multi-panel woodblock prints dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Daruma



Sacred Symbols in Profane Japan

An exhibition of paintings and religious objects of devotion which explores spiritual imagery in Japanese Art.
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  2009 exhibitions
Hokusai



HOKUSAI:
woodblock prints


An exhibition devoted to the woodblock prints of the master ukiyo-e landscape artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
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Nihonga Beauties



Nihonga Beauties

This exhibition is focused on the bijin (beautiful women) paintings of Nihonga artists in the first few decades of the 20th century.
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Netsuke and Inro



Netsuke and Inro

An exhibition of Netsuke and Inro in recognition of the long-awaited return of the International Netsuke Society's convention to New York City.

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Rinpa



Edo Rinpa: Master Painters of the Eastern Capital

This exhibition is focused on the paintings of Rinpa artists active in the city of Edo during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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  2008 exhibitions
Paul Binnie



Echoes of Japan: the Woodblock Prints of Paul Binnie

An exhibition of prints by Paul Binnie, a Scotsman living in London, who has over the past 15 years become one the most important artists working in the Japanese tradition of woodblock printmaking.
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Shin Hanga



Paintings by Shin Hanga Artists

An exhibition focusing on paintings from the early to mid-20th century by artists who designed shin-hanga or "new prints".
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To use, to enjoy



To Use, To Enjoy

This exhibition features a selection of approximately ten objects that were made for ordinary utilitarian purposes, but through the prism of time, have come to be appreciated for their extraordinary age, rarity, and inherent beauty.
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  2007 exhibitions
Chato




Chato: Ceramic Teaware
This exhibition is focused on the ceramics used for tea ceremony from Momoyama Period (1568-1615) and Edo Period (1615-1868).
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Munakata




Munakata & His Circle
The work of Shiko Munakata (1903-1975) with the work of his friends in the Mingei movement, including Yanagi Soetsu, Hamada Shoji, Kawai Kanjiro, and Serizawa Keisuke.
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  2006 exhibitions
blue and white porcelain



Japanese Ceramics: Blue & White
New York Asia Week, September 15 – 27, 2006
Ryo Iida Asian Art and Scholten Japanese Art are pleased to present their fourth exhibition together: Japanese Ceramics: Blue & White, featuring a selection of approximately 50 examples rendered in the blue & white palette. The show focuses on porcelain produced for the Japanese domestic market from the mid-17th century to highly polished pieces of the late 19th century Meiji Period.
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Stone on the Stomach Feast for the Eye



Kaiseki: Stone on the Stomach, Feast for the Eye
March 28 - April 8, 2006
Ryo Iida Asian Art and Scholten Japanese Art are pleased to present their third exhibition together: Kaiseki: Stone on the Stomach, Feast for the Eye, featuring a selection of over 20 ceramic vessels that were made and actually utilized to serve meals and drinks during a kaiseki meal.
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  2005 exhibitions
Kitaoji Rosanjin



Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959): From the Kitchen to the Kiln
September 19 - 30, 2005
Kitaoji Rosanjin is respected as a multi-talented artistic genius of the 20th century, the self-proclaimed 'greatest master' expressed himself in several media including calligraphy, engraving, painting, lacquer and perhaps most famously, ceramics. The show includes over 20 ceramics pieces together with one woodblock printed self-portrait.
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motonobu


Suiboku: Water & Sumi Ink
March 26 - April 3, 2005
Ryo Iida Asian Art and Scholten Japanese Art are very pleased to be offering an exhibition of Japanese ink paintings during New York's March- April 2005 Asia Week. This small but select exhibition includes five suiboku (monochrome) paintings: one painting by Kano Motonobu and four paintings of the Sotatsu school. In addition to the group of ink paintings, the exhibition will include a selection of lacquer and ceramic objects to complement the studied mood of the show, including an 18th century lacquer ink stone box (suzuribako) with a decoration of a rooster under a crescent moon.
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  2003 exhibitions
bath


Highlights from Scholten Japanese Art
March 15 - Apri1 2, 2003
This spring, Scholten Japanese Art proudly presents Highlights from Scholten Japanese Art, a collection of Japanese works of art, including folding screens, paintings, woodblock prints, lacquer, netsuke and inro. The works selected for this exhibition reflect some of the finest objects from our collection.
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  2002 exhibitions
armor


Art of the Samurai
Oct 15 - Dec 6, 2002
This fall, Scholten Japanese Art proudly presents a collection of Japanese armor, helmets, clothing, sword guards (tsuba), and other fine works of art relating to the samurai. As collections of Japanese armor and art of the samurai are rarely seen outside of museums, this exhibition will surely arouse the historian in all of us.
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tiger


Autumn Leaves: Japanese Works of Art
September 14 - October 1, 2002
In conjunction with New York's September 2002 Asia Week, Scholten Japanese Art is proud to present Autumn Leaves: Japanese Works of Art. Inspired by the Japanese love of nature and appreciation of seasonal changes, the exhibition will display paintings, lacquer, screens, woodblock prints, netsuke, and kimono-all suggesting autumnal images.
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toyokuni


A Midsummer Night's Dream: Courtesans, Heroes and Waterfalls
June 5 - August 15, 2002
Take a stroll with Utamaro's exquisite beauties, come face-to-face with Kuniyoshi's Suikoden warriors and make a pilgrimage to Hokusai's magnificent waterfalls. Join us for a comprehensive selection of Japanese woodblock prints spanning three centuries and fifteen artists: from ukiyo-e's earliest pioneers, Suzuki Harunobu (ca. 1724-70) and Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815), to the premier shin-hanga artists, Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) and Ito Shinsui (1898-1972).
marumage


Modern Landscapes Modern Beauties: The Woodblock Prints of Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)
March 20th - April 20th, 2002
In conjunction with New York's March 2002 Asia Week, Scholten Japanese Art launches an exhibition of the modern print artist Ito Shinsui entitled Modern Landscapes, Modern Beauties: The Woodblock Prints of Ito Shinsui (1898-1972). This comprehensive show spans the entire career of this quintessential shin-hanga (lit. 'new prints') artist, who achieved great success in the United States during his own lifetime as the result of two landmark exhibitions dedicated to shin-hanga artists held in 1930 and 1936.
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spitting

International Asian Art Fair
March 22 to March 26, 2002
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Damrosch Park
West 62nd Street, New York City
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  2001 exhibitions
shunga


Sex in the City: Japanese Erotic Prints
November 3, 2001 - February 15, 2002
Scholten Japanese Art presents a collection of shunga (lit. spring pictures), otherwise known as erotic prints. This show runs in conjunction with the new publication from Hotei Publishing, Japanese erotic prints: shunga by Harunobu and Koryusai, written by Scholten Japanese Art's Netherlands Representative, Inge Klompmakers. Many of the prints featured in this book will be on view as part of this exhibition, as well as works by additional artists.
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shokuin


Expressions of Style: Netsuke as Art
September 20 - October 20, 2001
This fall Scholten Japanese Art will be holding an exhibition of important Japanese netsuke from private collections. Not only will this be the first major exhibition of this art form to ever be held in a New York gallery, it will also be the first major selling exhibition ever to be held within the continental U.S. A fully illustrated color catalogue of over 200 netsuke is available to accompany the exhibition.
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flares


Natsu: A Japanese Summer
June 1 to August 15, 2001
Scholten Japanese Art moves into summer with a timely exhibition entitled Natsu: A Japanese Summer. Just as all four seasons are very important in Japan, each resonating with its own special traditions and iconography, summer (or in Japanese natsu) is typically meaningful.

Scholten Japanese Art invites you to view a collection of works that depict the summer season through either representation of typical clothing or activities, or by association through the relatively cooling aspects of fans or water. Perhaps just the sight of a lovely young woman in summer kimono depicted in a ukiyo-e print will provide a similar antidote to the New York summer.
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screens


Delicate Divide: The Art of the Japanese Screen
March 21, 2001 to April 21, 2001
The exhibition is inspired by the byobu, or the folding screen which is implied as an "enclosure" or a "protection against" (byo) the wind (bu). The exquisitely painted Japanese screen was an integral element of Japanese architecture and played a central part in Japanese life.
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  2000 exhibitions
realm


The Beauty and Her Realm
December 1, 2000 to February 28, 2001
This exhibition is inspired by a complete collection of woodblock prints by Keisai Eisen depicting the bijin or Japanese beauty. The accompanying works of art are associated with the daily life of the Japanese beauty; such as hair ornaments, tebako (lacquer cosmetic box), fumibako (letter box), and an elaborate lacquer bento (lunch) box.
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netsuke Scholten's Inaugural Exhibition
The opening exhibition was celebrated on September 20th with a gala reception with over 400 collectors, scholars, and dealers of Asian art in attendance.

The works of art selected for the opening exhibition represent some of the finest artists, schools, and genres of Japanese art. The 90 objects on display included: 36 netsuke, 20 inro, 12 lacquer boxes including a spectacular writing box and table set; 19 woodblock prints; as well as a select group of paintings largely reflecting the Edo period (1603-1868).