Tasaki Soun (1815-1898)
Ink and color on paper
152 x 82 cm
An exceptionally fine Buddhist vajra
dating from the 13th century, a pair of stunning and luminous 17th century gold-leaf screens of cherry blossoms, and an extraordinarily rare and resplendent surcoat once worn over royal armor and made of thousands of feathers are among the numerous treasures of Japanese art that will be on view in New York City during Asia Week 2014, held from March 14 to March 23, 2014.
A highlight of the 22-year-old event will be JADA 2014: An Exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association
, which brings together five of New York's preeminent dealers in Japanese art: Erik Thomsen Gallery, Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts, Leighton R. Longhi, Inc., Oriental Fine Art, Mika Gallery, and Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art. The collaborative exhibition, with scores of works of art grouped by period and school rather than by dealer ownership, will be held from March 15 to March 19, 2014 at the Ukrainian Institute of America at 2 E. 79th St.
Additionally, each of JADA's members will hold a public exhibition in their galleries, with the exception of Leighton Longhi, who will exhibit works privately and by appointment only
Eight other prominent galleries – one from Asia, one from Europe, and six from the United States – that handle Japanese art will be exhibiting during Asia Week as well: Bachmann Eckenstein Japanese Art, of Basel, Switzerland; Bonhams, of New York, NY; Egenolf Gallery, of Burbank, CA; Gallery FW, of Chicago, IL; Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art, of Kyoto, Japan; Onishi Gallery, of New York, NY; Scholten Japanese Art of New York, NY; and The Art of Japan, of Medina, WA.
About JADA: Founded in 2002, the Japanese Art Dealers Association is a not-for-profit group whose members include leading New York galleries and private dealers. JADA's members are dedicated to the traditional fine arts of Japan and hold individual gallery exhibitions, joint exhibitions, and sponsor lectures and symposia at institutions in the United States. JADA's members are based in New York and are Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art, Leighton R. Longhi, Inc. Oriental Fine Art, Mika Gallery, Erik Thomsen Gallery, and Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts. For more information, please visit www.jada-ny.org.