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  • Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2017–2018

This section is devoted to works of Asian art recently acquired by public collections in the United States and Canada. These works are reproduced to illustrate general trends of acquisition, as well as to present selected objects of outstanding interest. The dating, provenance, and descriptions are supplied by the owners. Arranged alphabetically by name of museum, this list includes the names of senior curators or staff members responsible for Asian collections.

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Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art

Dr. Tao Wang, Executive Director of Initiatives in Asia, Pritzker Chair of Asian Art & Curator of Chinese Art

Dr. Janice Katz, Robert L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art


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The Nawab Attending the Muharram Festival in the Imambara at Murshidabad, India, West Bengal, Murshidabad, 1795–1810. Cotton, painted, mordant-dyed, wax resisted, with gold and mica gilding; folio 50 × 77 cm; painting 42.8 × 59.5 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.339. Chicago Collectors Circle and Asian Art Discretionary funds.


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A Folding Qur’an Stand, India, perhaps Kashmir, nineteenth century. Openwork gold-damascened steel in Koftgari technique, 16 × 34 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.126. Chicago Collectors Circle, Friends of Indian and Islamic Art, and Asian Art Council Acquisition funds.

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Ewer (duomuhu), China, Late Ming/early Qing dynasty, seventeenth century. Gilt bronze and cloisonné enamel, 60.5 × 35 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.366. Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial and Asian Art Council Acquisition funds.


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Kawase Shinobu (Japanese, b. 1950), Bowl with Celadon Glaze “Aurora” (Seiji obachi fureiko), 2008. Porcelaneous stoneware, 12.2 × 44.5 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2017.341. Gift of Edward A. Studzinski in honor of Anne G. Studzinski.

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Asia Society

New York, New York

Michelle Yun, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art


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Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnamese, b. 1968), Scroll #1 from WTC from Four Perspectives and Scroll #4 from WTC from Four Perspectives, 2016. C-print scrolls, each 50 m × 127 cm. Asia Society, 2018.10 and 2018.11. Purchase with funds donated by Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz.

Photograph: Perry Hu © Dinh Q. Lê.

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Christine Ay Tjoe (Indonesian, b. 1973), Greed and Greed 2, 2016. Oil on canvas, diptych: 200 × 340 cm. Asia Society, 2017.6a,b. Gift of Sohat Chairil and Prasodjo Winarko.

Photograph: © the artist; © White Cube (George Darrell).


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teamLab (Japan, formed in 2001), Gold Waves, 2017. Four-channel digital work. Asia Society, 2018.14. Purchased with funds donated by Trustees and friends of Asia Society in honor of Honorary Life Trustee Washington SyCip.

Photograph: © teamLab, courtesy Ikkan Gallery, Martin Browne Contemporary, and Pace Gallery.

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Eko Nugroho (Indonesian, b. 1977), Semelah, 2017. Acrylic paint on matte board, wood and aluminum honeycomb panels; seven panels, each 243.8 × 121.9 × 1.4 cm. Asia Society, 2017.5a–g. Gift of the artist.

Photograph: Richard Goodbody 2017 © Eko Nugroho.


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Lu Yang (Chinese, b. 1984), UterusMan Game, 2014. Wooden game console with single-channel video with sound; console 200.1 × 64.8 × 79.4 cm; duration 11mins. 20secs. Asia Society, 2017.4. Gift of the artist and Beijing Commune.

Photograph: Perry Hu © Lu Yang.

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Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art

Karin Oen, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art

Natasha Reichle, Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art


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Fujioka Shuhei (Japanese, b. 1947), Covered Water Jar with Pressed Sides in Iga Natural Ash Green Glaze, 2006. Stoneware with natural ash green glaze, 19.1 × 20.3 × 21.6cm. Asian Art Museum, 2018.66a-b. Gift of Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner and Dr...

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ISSN
1944-6497
Print ISSN
0066-6637
Pages
pp. 243-298
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-15
Open Access
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