Japanese Fashion at the Crow Back left: Yoshi Yamamoto, Sweater and underdress, wool, 2012 Back right: Issey Miyake, 132_5 Dress (polyester) 2010-2011

East Meets Texas, Part 1–Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Two exhibitions have brought Japanese art to the city of Dallas. It is a welcome change from shows like the staid flower paintings of Bouquets at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). These two exhibitions, one at DMA (Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga) joined The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese […]

Chinese Landscapes from American Museums on View in Shanghai

A special 60th anniversary exhibition at the Shanghai Museum that opened this month to enormous crowds and much praise includes works from American museums including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Cleveland Museum of Art. The special exhibition, Masterpieces of Early […]

Judge Rules $2.6 million Painting is a Fake

A judge in England recently ruled a painting purchased for more than $2.6 million from Christie’s in London is a fake. Christie’s must pay Russian billionaire buyer Viktor Vekselberg the $2.6 million, plus $2.2 million in damages, according to the Daily Telegraph. Originally thought to be painted by Boris Kustodiev, the signature was allegedly made […]

At $8 Million, Ancient Chinese Jade Bear Falls Short of Estimate

An exceedingly rare, ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty solid nephrite jade bear, made between 475 B.C.-220 A.D. and exhibiting extensive calcification due to centuries of extended burial, sold for a little more than $8 million at a multi-estate auction held Dec. 10 by  Florida’s Elite Decorative Arts. The nephrite (greenstone) bear was by far the […]

The Past That Was Chiseled Away — Visiting the Exhibition Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

Before heading to the exhibition Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan at the Meadows Museum in the SMU campus, I did not know what to expect. Almost every sculpture in China’s Buddhist temples were remade after nearly one hundred years’ of negligence either from natural disaster, military or political turmoil. Most […]