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Ukiyo-e Highlights from the Collection of George Crawford

Asia Week 2020

March 12 – April 24, 2020

Ukiyo-e Highlights from the Collection of George Crawford

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Restraint and Flamboyance, Masterworks of Mino and Ukiyo-e Highlights from the Collection of George Crawford

March 12 – April 24, 2020

 

For our March Asia Week 2020, we are delighted to present two important exhibitions: Restraint and Flamboyance, Masterworks of Mino and Ukiyo-e Highlights from the Collection of George Crawford. Both exhibitions will run from March 12 – April 24, 2020.                                                                                   

Over a lifetime of collecting, George Crawford sought out and acquired exceptionally fine and rare Japanese woodblock prints from both the celebrated auctions of the 1970s and 80s as well as from leading American dealers. The collection is particularly strong in rare eighteenth-century kabuki actor prints by artists such as Okumura MASANOBU, Katsukawa SHUNSHŌ, Ippitsusai BUNCHŌ, Utagawa TOYOKUNI I and hand-colored examples by Osaka masters. Together with quintessential landscape designs by Katsushika HOKUSAI and Utagawa HIROSHIGE, are pristine landscape images by the popular modernist Hiroshi YOSHIDA. A terrific selection of the rare lavishly printed, poetry prints (surimono) will round out the exhibition.

Ukiyo-e Highlights from the Collection of George Crawford provides a unique opportunity to see and acquire from a true collector’s-collection of the best of ukiyo-e printmaking, with superb impressions that have not been on the market or seen for decades.

Both exhibitions will run from March 12 – April 24, 2020. The public is invited to visit during normal gallery hours: Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm and during the Asia Week open house weekend, Sat. March 14 and Sun March 15 from 11am – 5 pm.

 

About Joan B. Mirviss LTD

 

Joan B. Mirviss has been a distinguished expert in Japanese art, specializing in fine art  and ceramics for more than forty years.  She is the leading Western dealer in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, and from her New York gallery on Madison Avenue, JOAN B MIRVISS LTD exclusively represents the top Japanese clay artists.  As a widely published and highly respected specialist in her field, Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums, major private collectors, and corporations.

For  further  information  and  high-resolution  images,  please  contact the gallery director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery at 212-799-4021 or via director@mirviss.com

Please view the exhibition catalog at the link below.