Progressive Japanese Pottery Exhibit

More than 60 works from Japan’s Sôdeisha Ceramic Movement will be on display at New York’s Joan B. Mirviss Ltd art gallery on East 78th Street from March 16 through April 29 to coincide with Asia Week New York 2011. The exhibition, titled Birds of Dawn, showcases the unique work of artists Yagi Kazuo, Suzuki Osamu, and Yamada Hikaru.The trio formed the group in late 1940s, post-war Kyoto to depart from traditional methods of clay pot-making, drawing inspiration from European avant-garde artists Pablo Picasso and Juan Miró. Birds of Dawn highlights the Sôdeisha group’s progression from mainly functional vessels made during meager post-war conditions, to purely aesthetic pottery by the mid-1950s up until their split in 1994. The collection, which ranges from $7,000 to $100,000, is a culmination of Joan Mirviss’ 10 years of collecting this pottery. (212.799.4021, www.mirviss.com)

Street photography is stepping into a thrilling new era...
At the Heritage Auctions sale on April 18, fans paid big money for a little pop history…
Masterpieces from Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet are highlights of Christie’s upcoming auction…
The April 28 sale will focus on the iconic photographer’s images of the American West…
“It really was a gap in art history,” Falconer says...
Photo by Christie’s Images LTD.
In 2006, Bonhams London introduced an annual auction as curious as the objects it proffered. Called...
Detective Don Hrycyk has returned an estimated $121 million in stolen works to their rightful...
The Solid Fountain Pen Gold Edition’s barrel is constructed entirely from 14-karat gold…
Photo by Leslie Bird
The Oakland Athletics enjoyed a dynastic run of success in the 1970s, winning three World Series in...
Photo by he Weinstein Company
Bonhams attributes the high realized price in part to The Imitation Game, the recent film about...