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Contemporary Prints by Fukami Gashū
from Friday 4 November
With significant changes to our collection this year due to the gift to the Rijksmuseum, we take this opportunity to shift our focus to a vibrant and modern display of woodblock prints. Living Colour will show contemporary works of Fukami Gashū (born 1953), with over seventy prints and preliminary studies produced over the past forty years.
After discovering well known sōsaku hanga artists such as Asano Takeji and Azechi Umetarō, Fukami Gashū started his journey in woodblock printmaking. His distinctive style is formed by the use of bold colours and playful compositions. Drawing inspiration from his immediate surroundings, the prints feature numerous animals, insects and a surprising variety of cats.
Guided tour (in Dutch)
€15 p.p. | FRIDAY 4 + 11 + 18 + 25 NOVEMBER
This november our curator will give a guided tour (in Dutch) of our latest exhibition Living Colour. For more information see:
We have some great gifts fo the upcoming holidays. Check them our at our museum this November!
Living Colour postcards
€5 | 7 designs
Seven designs from our latest exhibition are available for purchase as a set.
The size of this desk calendar fits perfectly on any desk (9,5 x 20 cm).
We have also added our open days for the months of May and November in 2023.
Enjoy our prints all year round with this birthday calender (20 x 20 cm), featuring a selection from our current collection!
€10 | available from Friday 4 November
The Living Colour catalogue contains information about the artist and a chronological overview of all the works featured in the exhibition.
Gift to the Rijksmuseum
LARGEST-EVER GIFT OF JAPANESE PRINTS
Elise Wessels has gifted, through the Für Elise Foundation, a substantial part of her collection to the Rijksmuseum, comprising more than 1,100 Japanese prints. The Nihon no hanga collection is one of the most important collections of 20th century Japanese prints in the world. Thanks to the gifting, the Rijksmuseum will be able to offer for the first time a representative overview of Japanese work on paper from the 17th to the 20th century.
DONATING MY COLLECTION REPRESENTS THE FULFILMENT OF MY WISH TO ENSURE THAT IT REMAINS INTACT AND CAN BE SHARED WITH THE PUBLIC, NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE. GIFTING SUCH A LARGE PROPORTION OF MY COLLECTION TO THE RIJKSMUSEUM MEANS THESE BEAUTIFUL PRINTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO ADMIRE, FOREVER.Elise Wessels
More than 60 of the donated prints will be on display in the Rijksmuseum’s Asian Pavilion from 12 October 2022 to 16 April 2023. The selected works trace the origins and development of shin-hanga and sōsaku-hanga, and reflect the diversity of the gifted collection. The exhibition will include a number of Elise Wessels’ personal favourites, including Diving (1932) and Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarō (1949) by Onchi Kōshirō, and Pencilling Her Eyebrows by Itō Shinsui (1928). The catalogue Japan Modern from 2016 is being reissued to mark the occasion.