Japanese Art Auction MEGURU vol.6
Preview: February 6 (Sat) to February 14 (Sun), 2021
Last Bid: February 14 (Sun), 6pm JST.
Results: February 16 (Tue), 3pm JST.
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●MEGURU vol.6 Highlights
Mukai is a highly respected western painter known for undertaking a solo pilgrimage in Japan, and for his love of minka, classic Japanese houses. This MEGURU offers Mukai's iconic minka oil paintings and pen illustrations featured on the cover of Bungei Shunju. Having once visted the Lourve in his youth, Mukai would often return to it as a source of inspiration. By infusing the styles of a French landcape painting with the scene of a traditional Japanese minka, Mukai's paintings are undeniably unique.
Known for their vibrant colors and elegant designs, Rinpa works are cherished and respected worldwide. This MEGURU offers works by the great Rinpa icon, Sakai Hoitsu to works by master painters, Kamisaka Sekka and Ichikawa Kiyu, as well as works by Nakamura Hochu, who has gained mass traction in recent years for his unique and adorable works.
Established in the 1920s by the philosopher and art critic, Yanagi Muneyoshi (aka. Yanagi Soetsu), Mingei is a relatively new movement, which subverts traditional notions of beauty by celebrating the simpllicity and grace of everyday, utilitarian objects. An always-celebrated MEGURU feature, this edition will, like before, offer works by the leaders of Mingei, such as Munakata Shiko, Kawai Kanjiro, Munakata Shiko, Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach and more.
1. Lot 22. Ito Jakuchu, Rooster
Ink on paper
Starting bid: 1,200,000 yen
2. Lot 391. Shibusawa Eiichi, Calligraphy
Starting bid: 380,000 yen
3. Lot 272. Tanaka Isson, Peony
Color on paper
Starting bid: 700,000 yen
4. Lot 296. Foujita Tsuguharu, Portrait of Lady
With a box signed and sealed by the artist, with a certificate of authenticity by the Tokyo Bijutsu Club, illustrated in "Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita vol.2" ACR Edition
Starting bid: 1,800,000 yen
5. Lot 430. Munakata Shiko, Carp
Color on shikishi paper (size 8), framed, with a certificate of authenticity by Munakata Shiko Kantei Iinkai
Starting bid: 2,500,000 yen
6. Lot 23. Maruyama Okyo Shibayama Mochitoyo, Bamboo and Sparrow
Color on paper, with a certificate of authenticity by Maruyama Oshin
Starting bid: 1,500,000 yen
7. Lot 125. Yokoyama Taikan, Reeds and Fishes
Ink on paper, with a box signed and sealed by the artist, Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Museum Registration No.I-17
Starting bid: 1,000,000 yen
8. Lot.126. Shimomura Kanzan, Bird and Trees
Color on silk, with a box signed and sealed by the artist, with a certificate of authenticity by Shimomura Kanzan Izokukai
Starting bid: 800,000 yen
9. Lot 304. Kojima Zenzaburo, Anemone
Oil on canvas (size 10), framed, with a certificate of authenticity by Kojima Toshio
Starting bid: 1,500,000 yen
10. Lot 434. Kawai Kanjiro, Bowl
With a box signed and sealed box by the artist
Starting bid: 240,000 yen
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All results for the Japanese Art Auction, MEGURU, vol.6 have been announced.