NARM Quarterly Winter 2018 - Page 21

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Judith Leiber: Earthly Delights

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Judith Leiber (American, 1921 - 2018) known for the creation of

exquisitely designed couture women’s accessories which blur

the boundaries between function and art, adorns minaudières

and compact cases with semi-precious stones and crystals. Her

creations also include day bags, belts and pillboxes.

Image: Miser's Purse Handbag, 1996, Swarovski crystals on silver metal

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Watanabe: Japanese Print Envoy

Drawn from the Chazen’s collection of nearly four thousand Japanese prints, this exhibition focuses on the work of one publisher: Shozaburo Watanabe. Determined to renew the tradition of Japanese color woodcuts, Watanabe hired a new generation of artists and craftsmen to create prints that brought traditional techniques into the twentieth century. He called these prints “shin hanga” or “new prints,” now the generic name for the style his workshop pioneered.

Image: Ito Shinsui, (Japanese, 1898 - 1972), Snowy Night from the series Twelve Images of Modern Beauties, 1/1923, color woodcut, 408 x 242 mm, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bequest of John H. Van Vleck, 1980.2797