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  • Artist Spotlight | Ukiyo-e

    Who is Utamaro?

    Utamaro is one of the masters of woodblock printing. Active in the late 18th century, he is renowned for his portraits of women and celebrated for his ability to subtlety capture their private lives.
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  • Artist Spotlight | Contemporary Art

    Q&A with Sebastian Masuda

    Q: Since the opening of 6%DokiDoki in 1995, you have explored your vision across stage, screen, and galleries worldwide. How has your understanding of kawaii evolved over the past two decades A:
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  • For Your Interest

    What is Kawaii?

    While often translated to “cute,” in English, this translation is a misnomer. Masuda’s definition of kawaii is distinct from that which rose in the commercial kawaii of the 1980s. Instead,
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  • For Your Interest

    Got Questions? Consignment Sale Rules

    Ronin Gallery works with many clients on a consignment basis, acting as agents in the sale of their art. Prints in a consignment sale are priced according to rarity, artist, design and condition,
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  • Catalogues & Ebooks | Contemporary Art

    True Colors: Sebastian Masuda

    In his second New York exhibition, Sebastian Masuda invites his viewer to trade the grayscale of daily life for a movingly vibrant spectrum of color. His work refuses passive observation; it engages
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  • Contemporary Art | News and Events

    Welcome to NYC Sebastian Masuda!

    Last Thursday night, hundreds of kawaii enthusiasts and contemporary art collectors visited the gallery to welcome Sebastian Masuda to New York and celebrate the opening of True Colors: Sebastian
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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Jade Rabbit and Sun Wukong

    Songoku, the Monkey King, or Sun Wukong in Chinese, is the hero of the 16th century Chinese novel The Journey to the West. He was a mischievous deity whose pranks wreaked havoc in Heaven. Songoku
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  • For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: The Yugao Chapter from The Tale of Genji

    While last week we considered Tale of Heike, this week's print, The Yugao Chapter from The Tale of Genji (1886), is inspired by another foundational work of Japanese literature. Written by Lady
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  • Artist Spotlight | For Your Interest | Ukiyo-e

    A Closer Look: Moon Above the Sea at Daimotsu Bay

    In A Closer Look we'll consider the legends behind some of the most influential designs of Ukiyo-e.   This week, we'll turn our attention to Yoshitoshi's "Moon Above the Sea at Daimotsu Bay"
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  • Catalogues & Ebooks | Ukiyo-e

    A World Between - The Life of Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

    "Do we not feel in Yoshitoshi the atmosphere of the city those days, no longer old Edo, not yet the new Tokyo?” –Novelist Akutagawa Ryunosuke Toshikage, Portrait of Yoshitoshi, 1892. Ronin
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