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Shibunkaku

Postwar Japanese Calligraphy and Painting
Presented by Shibunkaku at Joan B Mirviss Ltd.

Shibunkaku is delighted to present the abstract paintings and works on paper of Japanese artists from the postwar period, including works by two pioneering female artists who were active in New York City during the 1950s and 60s, Miyawaki Aiko (1929-2014) and Shinoda Tōkō (1913-2021). We hope to express the variety of artistic practices in Japanese art during the postwar era, the international dialogue with artistic movements such as Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism, and challenge conventional narratives and constraints endured within a Western context. Also showcased are works by Morita Shiryū (1912-1998) and Inoue Yūichi (1916-1985), founding members of the avant-garde calligraphy collective, Bokujinkai. As a special highlight, we will display a treasured classical work by Kano Hōgai (1827-1888), one of the most influential painters of the early Meiji period, and the last of the Kano School painters. This presentation of works in New York alongside the ceramic works in Eternal Partnership: Japanese Ceramics in Blue/White offers a unique perspective on the ever-evolving dynamism of Japan’s artistic tradition.

Established in 1937 in Kyoto, Shibunkaku offers a unique sense of aesthetics and appreciation of great art that transcends cultural and geographical borders, periods, and genres. Our expertise is rooted in early modern and modern Japanese fine art with an emphasis on calligraphy and painting. In addition, we have expanded into postwar and contemporary art, aiming to count among the leading galleries in Japanese art of highest quality and enduring art historical value.

Shibunkaku encourages thorough dialogue regarding the arts of different periods and media, seeks novel interpretations of time-transcending artistic value through carefully curated exhibitions and publications. We support academic and research activities of museums and institutions. Our works are acquired by collectors and museums worldwide and regularly lent to important national and international exhibitions.

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Miyawaki Aiko
Miyawaki Aiko
Shinoda Tōkō
Shinoda Tōkō
Dōmoto Hisao
Dōmoto Hisao
Kanō Hōgai
Kanō Hōgai
Okada Kenzō
Okada Kenzō
Sugiyama Yasushi
Sugiyama Yasushi
Inoue Yūichi
Inoue Yūichi
Tomioka Sōichirō
Tomioka Sōichirō
Okamoto Tarō
Okamoto Tarō
Morita Shiryū
Morita Shiryū
Suda Kokuta
Suda Kokuta
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