Gallery Zoom Talk
An Insider's Look at Hokusai's Iconic "Great Wave"
Recorded January 7, 2021
Joan B Mirviss LTD, along with Asia Week New York, hosted a Zoom panel discussion on the influence and legacy of Hokusai's most celebrated woodblock print, "The Great Wave." A recent record-setting sale of "Under the Wave off Kanagawa" from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (ca. 1830–32) by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) – more commonly known as "The Great Wave" – has proven once again the enduring impact of one of the world's most recognizable artworks. It once again prompted numerous questions from within the art world, from collectors, and the general public. Our esteemed group of Japanese art experts will shed light not only on the current market but also on the relevance of this globally iconic image.
MICHIKO ADACHI, Assistant Conservator at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
CHRISTINE GUTH, author of Hokusai's Great Wave and scholar of Japanese art history
GARY LEVINE, longtime dealer specializing in Japanese woodblock prints
MATTHEW MCKELWAY, Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University
SARAH THOMPSON, Curator, Japanese Art at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Moderated by JOAN MIRVISS