A to Z Chapter 2
September 8th - October 28, 2014
Those who collect art sometimes want to be refreshed and even surprised by something out of the ordinary. They might be tempted to change the channel, so to speak, to reinvigorate their tastes and interests. Sometimes a look at something different, something outside of one’s usual area of focus, is all that is required. The present exhibition is designed to help such individuals achieve just that. Following the format of our first A to Z show in 2012, in the present exhibition each work of art corresponds to a letter of the alphabet. When viewing the show, an engaging potpourrie unfolds consisting of 26 works, which include Chinese objects, traditional Chinese and Japanese paintings, and contemporary Chinese ink paintings. These works are unrelated to each other in theme but are of interest due to their high quality and sometimes great rarity. For example, while the ceramic inkstone (“i” is for inkstone ) is a rare object that will be intriguing to a collector of Chinese scholar articles, a colorful and lively painting of horses by the Edo-period Japanese artist Kanō Yōsei (“y” is for Yōsei), will appeal in its decorative strength to a different individual or at least to another part of the psyche. Yet, each collector or specialist is given the opportunity to be enriched and broadened by the exhibition as a whole. KAIKODO has always been known for the breadth and depth of its offerings, its diverse inventory catering to the equally diverse range of professionals and amateurs populating the world of Asian art, all of whom are invited and encouraged to enjoy KAIKODO’S present show, A to Z Chapter 2.