All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1265444 (stock #1149)
Beautiful and Historical Lacquered Mother-of-Pearl Presentation Box inscribed by Governor Lee Ik Heung (governor from November 23, 1953 to May 21, 1956), the first governor of Gyeonggi Province after the Korean War and the division of Korean into north and south. A beautiful piece of Korean history. 5.5w x 4d x 2h inches, 14 x 10 x 5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1254622 (stock #1131)
Ode to Autumn, fan painting by one of Korea's most famous contemporary artists who worked in the traditional style, Lee Nam Ho aka Geum Chu (1908-2001), beautifully framed and newly silk mounted. The sparrow sings to the beautiful flower of autumn, the camellia, an ancient symbol of faithfulness in Korea. The bamboo on the right is a symbol of resilience and integrity. When faced with a strong wind, the bamboo bends but does not break, just as the person with determination and principle, even when pressed down, doesn't give up and resumes their upright posture. The rock is a symbol of eternity, so when it is with the bamboo and camellia, it is a poetic representation of eternal adherence to principle and undying faithfulness. Ink and colors on paper. Frame: 34.75 x 19 inches (88.25 x 48.25 cm), Painting: 22.5 x 11.5 inches (57 x 29 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1250973 (stock #1124)
Tall, Beautifully Rendered, Early 20th Century, Six-Panel Korean Calligraphy Screen by renowned calligrapher Lee Byeong Heui aka Nong Cheon (1890-1950). 103.5 x 72 inches, 263 x 183 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1250972 (stock #1166)
Mid 20th Century, Skillfully Executed, Large, Ten-Panel Korean Calligraphy Screen by renowned calligrapher Kim Sang Pil aka Gyeong Am (1914 - 1995). 177 x 72 inches, 450 x 183 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1198725 (stock #1049)
Korean Art and Antiques
Large and Powerful Waterfall Painting by Korean Artist Kim Kyung Soo aka Zi Jae. Frame: 60.5 x 33.5 inches, 153.5 x 85 cm; Painting: 51 x 25.5 inches, 130 x 65 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1152639 (stock #0938)
Korean Art and Antiques
Delightful Pair of Paintings of Korean Children Playing by Cho Dang. Ink and colors on paper. Each Frame: 26 x 20 inches, 66 x 51 cm; Each Painting: 17.5 x 13.5 inches, 44.5 x 34.25 cm. Newly framed and silk mounted.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1105040 (stock #0838)
1971 Oil Painting by Choi Young Rim. Frame: 30 x 24 inches, 76 x 61 cm; Painting: 20 x 15 inches, 51 x 38 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1079534 (stock #0775)
Fine Crane Painting by the Famous Korean Monk from Jeju Island, Ko Chang Nyul aka Jung Kwang Sunim (1935-2002). A google search of Jung Kwang Mad Monk will reveal the fascinating life of this character, and you'll find this movie about him (http://www.piff.org/eng/html/archive/arc_search_view.asp?idx=1314&target=search&c_idx=18&m_entry_year=2002) and this recent exhibition (http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20110807000244) and this book (http://www.amazon.com/The-Mad-Monk-Paintings-Lancaster-Miller/dp/0895810174) and more. He and his work have been featured on CNN, PBS, NHK, and other major broadcasters. He was a famous monk, artist, poet, and actor. His unique paintings are instantly recognizable by their zen approach to form and color. Please take a look at the close-ups here to get a sense of the spiritual quality of his brushwork. The crane is an ancient symbol of longevity. It has further symbolic meaning in Buddhism. The bodhisattvas change themselves into cranes so that they can fly all over the world visiting and helping people. Ink and color on paper. Frame: 23.25 x 19.75 inches, 59 x 50 cm; Painting: 16.5 x 13 inches, 42 x 33 cm. The buyer of this fine painting will receive a PDF file compilation of Jung Kwang Sunim's poems, and a bio. You'll laugh and cry when you read "Zen Poems 1".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1027886 (stock #0588)
Memorial to Kim Koo by Chung Young Gok aka Kang Ho, a friend of Kim Koo. The second and third photos here are of Chung Young Gok with Kim Koo. The calligraphy states that it was composed on the occasion of a 1978 memorial ceremony to Kim Koo (1876 - 1949), the leader of the independence movement during Japan's occupation of Korea. The ceremony was at Baek Beom Sa Buddhist temple. The four main characters read: Su San Bok Hae, and translate: longevity like the mountain and good fortune like the sea. Wishes of good fortune are offered to Kim Hak Dae, a friend of Kim Koo and Chung Young Gok. Kim Hak Dae was at the memorial ceremony with Chung Young Gok. This work is an important piece of Korean history. Kim Koo is one of the most important figures in Korean history. His portrait will be on the new 100,000 Korean Won bill. Frame size: 64.25 x 18.5 inches, 163.5 x 47 cm; Painting size: 50 x 12 inches, 127 x 30.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1006630 (stock #0573)
Nepalese Terai Region Mask with a Third Eye. 9 inches, 23 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1006626 (stock #0569)
Nepalese Joker Mask from the Terai Region with traces of kaolin pigment. 10.25 inches, 26 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1006625 (stock #0568)
Indian Monkey Mask from Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas. 11 inches, 28 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1970 item #1006623 (stock #0567)
Painted Tibetan Pig Mask. 13d x 11.5h inches, 33 x 29 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1006521 (stock #0561)
Pomegranates Painting and Poem celebrating his 80th Birthday, by Kim Yong Jin (1879-1968). His paintings are collected and admired by Koreans for capturing the spiritual essence of the scholar gentleman. The pomegranates, with their many seeds, is a symbol of fertility or productivity or great bounty. An appropriate subject for one of Korea's most popular and beloved artists to portray as he celebrates his 80th year. Ink and colors on paper with a silk mount. There is a one-inch tear in the bottom right corner of the mount that can be very easily repaired (see the bottom right corner of photo #2 here). The rest of the mount, and the painting itself, is in Excellent Condition. Mounting: 81.5 x 17 inches, 207 x 43 cm; Painting: 52 x 13 inches, 132 x 33 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #997195 (stock #0477)
Humia, Nepal Shaman Mask, 15.5 inches, 39.5 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #997193 (stock #0476)
Nepalese Middle Hills Janus Mask, 13.5 inches, 34 cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1950 item #949105 (stock #005h)
Large Horse Head Festival Mask from Orissa, India. 2 feet (61cm). From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #936670 (stock #0420)
Korean Art and Antiques
New Life Woodblock Print on Traditional Hanji Paper by Hong Sung Dam in 1982 (29 x 20 inches, 74 x 51 cm, including margins). Hong Sung Dam is a woodblock print artist who was a leader of the minjung, the peoples' political movement that arose from the ashes of the Gwangju Massacre where the Korean government slaughtered hundreds (some witnesses say thousands) of their own citizens in the streets in response to demonstrations in Gwangju. He was arrested in 1989, and suffered brutal torture in prison. He was released in 1992 after a three-year-long campaign by Amnesty International. After the subsequent democratization of Korea, Hong was commissioned by the government in 1996 to create the large (120 feet) Minjung Mural in Gwangju. Early minjung art is much sought after, and Hong Sung Dam is one of the most revered and acclaimed minjung artists. He donated much of his early work, so opportunities to buy are very infrequent (practically non-existent, actually). So we are very pleased to offer this rare collection of woodblock prints on traditional hanji paper by Hong Sung Dam that were created before his imprisonment, hidden from authorities by his friends, and donated to Amnesty International after their successful effort to get him released from prison. Own a piece of history and a beautiful work of art from a man who grew up in poverty (on the island of Haui) and illness (severe tuberculosis as a youth) to become an inspiring artist who gave his life to his art and his people.