Erik Thomsen Asian Art Presents Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Erik Thomsen Asian Art will present a select collection of Japanese lacquer boxes in Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes, an Asia Week exhibition held at its new, purpose-built gallery in New York City. The exhibition will run from March 16 – May 28, 2011 at Erik Thomsen Asian Art, 23 E. 67th Street. Thomsen’s exhibition focuses on small-scale boxes of the past two centuries, a period of exceptional artistry in Japan in the medium. During this period, Japanese artists mastered the technique of creating wafer-thin layers of lacquer that built up and, when infused with gold powder and other materials, created a luminous three-dimensional effect. As a whole, the boxes at Thomsen’s gallery present a virtual catalogue of Japanese lacquer techniques and design. Among the highlights of Golden