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Japanese art

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Gauguin and Van Gogh: their shared love of Japan revealed

“Beautiful women” in Gauguin’s rediscovered manuscript are now identified as by Kunisada—Vincent’s favourite Japanese printmaker

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Manga and Camp: the art of going over the top

We talk about Manga, the subject of the British Museum's huge new show, and we explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Exhibitions

The all-too-human Shinto gods descending on Cleveland

Exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art aims to bring the Japanese belief system and its often quarrelsome deities vividly to life

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McMullen Museum of Art

Boston College mascot identified as Meiji bronze

The monumental bronze eagle was donated in 1954 by a gardener who inherited it from a diplomat and collector

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Exhibitions

Hokusai’s late style comes into view at the British Museum

Looking beyond his iconic Great Wave at treasures from the museum's collection and from around the globe

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Statens Museum for Kunst assesses how Northern Europeans interpreted Japan

Japanomania returns once more to Copenhagen as the exhibition looks at how Nordic artists used Japanese art in their own work

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Art market

Japanese art finally finds favour in London

Contemporary Japanese artists have struggled for recognition in the capital, but that could be changing

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Art market

Market warms to Japanese avant-garde

A new auction record is set for Kazuo Shiraga

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Commercial galleries

Tokyo collector Kenzo Kuroda opens New York space for contemporary Japanese art

Longhouse Projects wishes to introduce little known Japanese artists to New York - and the world

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Exhibitions

Japanese Outsider Art gets a warm Wellcome

The exhibition will bring together more than 300 works by residents of social welfare institutions on the country’s Honshu island

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Exhibitions

Jean Pigozzi's expansive collections in Congolese and Japanese art come together in new show

Jean Pigozzi convinces artist Carsten Höller to mix and match the French collector’s art in 'JapanCongo'

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Design Miami

Dealers put safety first: Design Miami Basel 2010

There were still surprises in store

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Japanese art

Illuminating lacquer maker Onishi Isao, one of Japan's Living National Treasures

“The beauty is in the process and the final object is the sum of the path"

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Basel

Murakami to launch art fair Geisai in Basel next year

The Japanese art festival's new edition will be well placed to offer exposure to emerging stars

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Takashi Murakami

Murakami to Gagosian?

Japanese artist and curator may have moved on from his gallerist of 10 years

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François Pinault

Rising Japanese stars at bargain prices to be found at Geisai

François Pinault was a judge at the vast but inexpensive Geisai fair

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Art market

These are the Japanese artists in the international league

Two have already broken the $1 million barrier, and auction prices are rising

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Interviews

Interview with Sherman Lee: “Innovation, wherever it occurs, is ‘modern’, and people could be more modern in ancient times than we are now”

One of the great connoisseurs of our time, the curator of the current exhibition of Chinese art at the Guggenheim talks about Chinese art seen from within and without

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Auctions

Partial success for Japanese woodblock prints at the Bérès sale

Hokusai is now hotter than Sharaku

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Art dealers

A market for baskets: Interview with New York dealer Sebastian Izzard

The difference between Japanese and European taste in the field of Japanese art

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Art market

Following the postponement of Asia Week due to the World Trade Centre attack, sales flopped amid scant enthusiasm

Gandharan sculpture did well in an otherwise difficult week at the postponed Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions