Event Date20 September 10:00 AM EDT | Live auction 20991

Japanese and Korean Art

New York
Japanese and Korean Art

Sale Overview

This season, our diverse offerings of Japanese and Korean art encompass an array of important arms and armors of the samurai including rare Japanese swords from the collection of Kaisendo Museum.

Other iconic highlights include fine woodblock prints by Toshusai Sharaku, Kitagawa Utamaro and Katsushika Hokusai from private and museum collections; innovative Japanese modern and contemporary art by Shinoda Toko, Suda Kokuta and Iwasaki Eri; exceptional lacquerware, sculptures, paintings, screens and important Korean works of art and paintings.

Auction times
20 Sep 10:00 AM (EDT)

Brought to you by

Takaaki Murakami(村上高明)

Takaaki Murakami(村上高明)

Vice President, Specialist and Head of Department | Japanese Art | Korean Art

Appointed Head of Department in 2019 with over 15 years of experience in art connoisseurship, business development and auction management, Mr. Murakami has been instrumental in reinforcing Christie’s leadership in the global performance of Japanese and Korean art.

From sourcing and research to catalogue and exhibition production, from marketing and client strategy to post sales management, Mr. Murakami's depth of knowledge and leadership across the sales process has expanded the department's global reach and market shares over the last 5 years. His achievements also include the management and sale of multiple prestigious private collections including the Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection and the Irving Collection; advocating for the inclusion of new artists and genres; launching the department’s first online sale, and successfully promoting Japanese and Korean art during both Asia Week and Classic Week.

Mr. Murakami was a business liaison in Christie’s Tokyo before relocating to New York as a specialist in 2011, where he became Head of Sales in 2014. His prolific career in Asia and North America enabled him to establish strong relationships with private collectors, museums, and gallery owners around the globe.

Mr. Murakami holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sophia University in Tokyo.

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