Monthly Archives: October 2010

GAUGUIN IN PRINT…

…or maybe that should be prints in Gauguin…Japanese prints, that is. There’s a big show of Paul Gauguin’s paintings at the Tate Gallery in London this month. He’s a little overlooked compared to contemporaries such as Van Gogh so the … Continue reading

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SEX, DRUGS AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

We’ve just uploaded a video to run with the current show. It’s available on our Youtube channel, or you could just look at it right here. The images are all from the current exhibition Artists of the Utagawa School at … Continue reading

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WHY JAPANESE PRINTS?…PART 2

Warrior, courtesan, witch, wizard, demon, actor, ghost… what’s not to like? For English readers there’s a show of Japanese prints opening in Oxford called Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Ukiyo-e prints from the Ashmolean. Toshidama Gallery is showing some of these … Continue reading

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WHY JAPANESE PRINTS?

Some people say, ‘why Japanese prints?’… or, ‘it’s a bit niche isn’t it?’ Well, yes and no. The market for Japanese prints is large. Pensive Love, 1790, by Utamaro fetched €313,00 at auction in 2002. A fine Hiroshige can sell … Continue reading

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