2014 Japan Society Gallery Benefit Auction

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2014 Japan Society Gallery Benefit Auction
Thursday, March 20, 2014
6 PM

Online bidding is now closed.
*Please note: Bids for the exclusive Yoko Ono work can only be accepted in advance of March 20th through Paddle8 or by contacting Miwako Tezuka with absentee bids.

Join us for a festive evening in support of Japan Society Gallery exhibitions and programming. Highlights include live and silent auctions of works by such luminaries as Eikoh Hosoe, Toyo Ito, Utagawa Hiroshige, Kohei Nawa, and Cai Guo-Qiang. The live auction will be conducted by Henry Howard-Sneyd, Sotheby’s Vice Chairman of Asian Art, Americas. Guests are also invited to a reception with artists, and to a private viewing of the Society’s spring exhibition Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum.

6:00 pm Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 pm Live Auction conducted by Henry Howard-Sneyd of Sotheby’s
8:15 pm Silent Auction Ends
9:00 pm Event Concludes

Festive Attire

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, at First Avenue
New York City

$125/$100 Japan Society members
$1,000 for a block of 10 tickets and opportunity to join the Auction Committee

Online registration for the auction is closed. Tickets will be available at the event.

Online bidding is now closed.
Download the Absentee Bid Form (PDF)

To purchase tickets over the phone or for more information, please email auction@japansociety.org or call 212-715-1270.



2014 Auction Committee

Howard Greenberg
Kikka Hanazawa
Yumi Higashi-Ho and Philip Ho
Sanae Ishikawa and Richard Georgi
Miki Kashiwagi
Younghee Kim-Wait
Karen McDonald
Scholten Japanese Art
Harry Taylor and Mo Sakurai
Allison Tolman/The Tolman Collection of Tokyo
Aya Hirota Weissman
Satoru Yamashita +81 plus eighty one



Cai Guo-Qiang
Robert and Joanne Fallon
Howard Greenberg Gallery
Henry Howard-Sneyd
Masako Inkyo
Toyo Ito
Kenro Izu
Joan B. Mirviss LTD
Cynthia Kam
Sebastian Masuda
Misa Shin Gallery
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
Mizuma Art Gallery
Kohei Nawa
Yoko Ono
Seiko Otsuji
Ronin Gallery NYC
Scholten Japanese Art, New York
Noriko Shinohara
Ushio Shinohara
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Taka Ishii Gallery
Tokyo Gallery + BTAP
Allison Tolman/The Tolman Collection of Tokyo
A Director’s Circle Member


Included Works

Featured Artists

Hiro Ajiki
Nobuyoshi Araki
Cai Guo-Qiang
Eikoh Hosoe
Manabu Ikeda
Masako Inkyo
Arata Isozaki
Toyo Ito
Kenro Izu
Yukiya Izumita
Sebastian Masuda
Ray Morimura
Kohei Nawa
Yoko Ono
Kiyoji Otsuji
Noriko Shinohara
Ushio Shinohara
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Jiro Takamatsu
Hisashi Tenmyouya
Utagawa Hiroshige
Akira Yamaguchi
Keisuke Yamamoto
Hiroshi Yoshida
Images in slideshow: © Alan Klein; Eikoh Hosoe (b. 1933), Kamaitachi #23, photographed 1965, printed 2014. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. Courtesy of Eikoh Hosoe and Howard Greenberg Gallery; Hisashi Tenmyouya (b. 1966), Intertwining thoughts, Giclée print. edition 2 of 50, 39 3/8 x 36 3/4 in. Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery, ©TENMYOUYA Hisashi; Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), Suwa Bluff, Nippori, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1856. Color woodblock print, 13 1/4 x 8 ½ in. Courtesy of Ronin Gallery NYC; Kohei Nawa (b. 1975), PixCell-Toy-Cauliflower, 2006. Mixed media, 2 ½ x 4 in.; diam. 4 ½ in. Courtesy of the artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo; Kenrō Izu (b. 1949), Kailash #75, Tibet, photographed 2000, printed 2005. Platinum/palladium print, 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. Courtesy of Kenrō Izu and Howard Greenberg Gallery; Manabu Ikeda (b. 1980), Territory, 2011. Giclée print, edition 20 of 50, 20 1/2 × 27 1/2 in. Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery, ©IKEDA Manabu; Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940), 2THESKY, my Ender, 2009,. Acrylic on black & white photograph, unique, 20 x 23 5/8 in. Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery.

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