Winter Antiques Show 2016

A Benefit for East Side House Settlement

Park Avenue Armory

January 22 – 31, 2016

Katō Yasukage (1964-2012)
Oribe-glazed, stoneware flower vase
18 1/2 x 12 x 8 in.
Inv #9223

Katō Yasukage (1964-2012)
Shino-glazed, stoneware mizusashi
7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.
Inv #9219

Katō Yasukage (1964-2012)
Oribe-glazed, stoneware foliated bowl
3 3/4 x 10 in.
Inv #9323

Katō Yasukage
Shino-glazed, stoneware flower vessel
16 x 12 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.
Inv #9325

Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001)
Red slip and ash-glazed stoneware sculpture of a "flamboyant bird"
22 5/8 x 10 x 5 1/4 in.
Inv #5808

Hamada Shōji (1894-1978)
Nuka shiro (creamy white) and tetsu (iron)-glazed stoneware plate
ca. 1969
3 x 12 3/4 in.
Inv# 9310

Kondō Yutaka (1932-1983)
Black-glazed vase with stamped and white slip inlay rouletted patterning 
15 1/4 x 10 in.
Inv# 9306

Nakano Kimei (1834-1892)
Two-fold screen depicting white plum at Mount Yoshino and autumn maple 
leaves at the Tatsuta River, ca. 1870-80
Ink, color and gold leaf on paper
41 3/4 x 66 3/8 in.
Inv# 8611

Ito Jakuchû (1716-1800)
Poet Lin Bu admiring a landscape handscroll beneath old plum tree
ca. 1785-99 
Ink on paper
53 1/8 x 24 in. (excluding mount)
Inv# 8632

Takeuchi Seihô (1864-1942)
Close up view of a plunging waterfall with green grasses, ca. 1930-35
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
24 1/2 x 91 in.
16 1/2 x 53 in. (exclusive of mount)
Inv# 9148

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Numazu in snow
Famous Places of the 53 Stations
1854, 12th month
Ôban tate-e
Inv# 8946

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Chiyogaike Pond in Mguro
100 Famous Views of Edo
1856, 7th month
Oban tate-e
Inv# 9230

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Fujuwara no Yoshitaka
100 Poems as Told by the Nurse
c. 1839
Ôban yoko-e
Inv# 8797

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
In the snow, Nakayama-shichiri road
Hida, Souvenirs of travel; third series
Ôban yoko-e
Inv# 9333

Utagawa Sadakage (act. 1820's-30's)
Oharame with tobacco pouch and pipe stands besides her bale of twigs
Untitled series comparing women to colors
ca. 1825
Inv# 9571

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Katō Yasukage (1964-2012) was the fourteenth generation in an ancestry of ceramists, whose beginnings date back to the Momoyama period. His exposure to clay began at the age of fifteen when he was sent to Bizen to study ceramics and woodfiring techniques with Yamamoto Toshu (1906-1994), a Living National Treasure. Soon after, he broadened his knowledge of ceramics through his studies at Nagoya University. Upon returning to his hometown in Gifu, Katō had acquired a fresh perspective on ceramics, blending traditional techniques with striking, new, contemporary forms. Undoubtedly, the rich, copper-green oribe and orange-peel textured shino glazes that adorn his artworks are firmly rooted in his family’s Mino background. Katō’s forms are given a distinct vivacity through his penchant for twisting design, textured with banded incisions. Despite his untimely death, Katō solidified his place as one of the foremost talents, not only within his own lineage, but also throughout Japan.

Joan B Mirviss LTD is honored to open its fourth solo exhibition of Katō Yasukage’s work, graciously provided by his mother from the family collection, at the 62nd annual Winter Antiques Show. Joan first met Katō Yasukage (then named Shōji) at his inaugural show at Takashimaya Nihonbashi, Tokyo in 1999. Amazed at the artist’s mastery of throwing, glazing, and firing techniques, she made several visits to his home and studio over the course of thirteen years, introducing Katō’s unique style to western audiences. The instigation of this successful relationship resulted in three sold-out exhibitions of Katō Yasukage’s ceramics, two in New York and one in Santa Fe. Today, many of Katō’s works now reside in prestigious American institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco and Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. Through these collections and others around the world, Katō Yasukage's legacy is sure to continue long into the future.