A two-part exhibition exploring how artists responded to the introduction of foreign elements as Japan opened up to the West in the Meiji Period (1868-1912). The artists on the vanguard lead the way by balancing society’s intermittent longing for ‘Old Japan’ while adapting, and even embracing, a changing world. Part One- Cultures Collide, offers a selection of prints either celebrating Western influence or resisting the march toward modernity by embracing nostalgia. Part Two–On the Front Lines, presents a group of prints issued in a burst of creative productivity when Japan entered the international theater of war in 1894-95 with China, and again in 1904-05 with Russia.
Asia Week, March 11-21
A highly selective group of twenty-two figural woodblock prints produced during a period considered the highpoint of the genre, known as the 'golden age' of ukiyo-e, reaching its peak in the last decade of the 18th century.
An exhibition featuring landscape paintings produced while the artist was confined to Poston Camp III, part of the Colorado River Relocation Center in Arizona and one of the ten camps to which Japanese-Americans were forcibly relocated during the Second World War.
A continuation of our March 2017 single-artist exhibition on Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) drawing from a collection assembled over a period of nearly ten years and recently published in a full-color catalogue illustrating 180 woodblock prints, the September show will focus on the dynamic and tumultuous times in which Yoshitoshi lived as reflected in some of his more violent imagery.
An exhibition inspired by the completion of Paul Binnie's beloved series A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo (Edo Zumi hyaku shoku) with a comprehensive exploration of the artist's nude and tattoo subjects in a variety of media.
A 20th century supplement of nearly 40 additional prints including works by Natori Shunsen, Hasegawa Sadanobu III, and a comprehensive survey of kabuki prints by Paul Binnie produced early in his career while living in Japan and inspired by his work as an earphone guide at the Kabukiza in Tokyo.
index of part II exhibition...
An exhibition celebrating our 15th year in New York, as well as the 100th anniversary of the birth of shin-hanga, with a special presentation exploring the intertwining development of Japanese woodblock prints from the early to mid-20th century by artists who designed shin-hanga and sosaku-hanga.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only
Contact Katherine Martin at
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to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm preferably for no more than two individuals at a time.
Visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing at their discretion.
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Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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