HDI Exhibition Tip: “Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonné from the Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry” LACMA, Los Angeles
One of the exhibitions at LACMA that we had the pleasure of seeing was “Polished to Perfection, Japanese Cloisonné, Collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry”. The exhibit features approximately 150 works from the collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry. Built over the course of more than four decades, the collection contains works crafted by the most accomplished Japanese cloisonné masters of the time including Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845–1927), Namikawa Sōsuke (1847–1919), Hayashi Kodenji (1831–1915), and Kawade Shibatarō (1856–1921). The artists represented in this exhibition raised the art of cloisonné enamel to a level of unparalleled technical and artistic perfection. We loved the beauty of these objects and hope you enjoy them too. A few of our favorites are below.