BASEL.- BachmannEckenstein | Japanese Art
were recently described by Martin Lorber in the Asian Art Newspaper as “Two scholarly Swiss dealers … highly regarded for their taste and knowledge in the fields of pre-modern calligraphy, painting, and tea ceramics.”
In September they will feature all three of these areas during New York’s Asia Week.
Highlights of the exhibition include:
· A collaborative work by Matsumura Goshun (1752-1811) and Yosa Buson (1716-1783). Goshun painted a chimaki (a kind of rice dumpling), while Buson enhanced it with a related poem, a nice touch given Buson’s famed love of food.
· A scroll painting of a man gazing at the moon, also with a poem, both from the brush of Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827).
· An extensive calligraphy by the famous female poet/calligrapher of Gion, Chiyo-ni (1703-1775), who is most commonly known for her short poems.
· A number of hanging scrolls by “the last great Nanga painter” Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944), an artist BachmannEckenstein have handled for many years, and who has become increasingly popular amongst collectors and museums alike.
· A delightful selection of the latest discoveries by ceramic artist, calligrapher, and poet Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
Exhibiting at: Jill Newhouse Gallery
4 East 81st Street – 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10028