shozo michikawa

Tanka Sculptural Form, 2011
45 x 16 x 16 cm


Ecco che dalle ceneri della Galerie Besson nasce una nuova galleria.  La linea di continuità è abbastanza chiara, uno dei fondatori è l'ex manager di Galerie Besson, ma siamo tutti contenti che ci siano degli eredi !Allora si parte come si era terminato ( o quasi ) con Michikawa 

Good Luck !



16 November - 9 December 2011

Erskine, Hall & Coe's inaugural exhibition is of pots by the Japanese artist Shozo Michikawa.

Shozo Michikawa lives and works in Seto, a home to potters for 1300 years. His work has been exhibited internationally, including a landmark exhibition in 2005 in Beijing's Forbidden City.

This exhibition will comprise of twenty-five works, the majority from his latest firing.

Angus Stewart, in an essay accompanying the exhibition, declares:

"... Michikawa's originality calls out for attention. He offers freshness, technical prowess and figurative puzzles that irk and stimulate the alert. The traditions he draws on date back to the cave dwellers. Michikawa's excellence as a technician, his empathy with natural phenomena, and his outstanding artistry, are something to shout about."

Erskine, Hall & Coe
royal arcade


Erskine, Hall & Coe is a new gallery formed by Matthew Hall, James Erskine and David Coe.

Matthew was formerly at Galerie Besson. James Erskine and David Coe are founders of The Liverpool Street Gallery and SEL - a major sports & entertainment group based in Sydney.

The gallery will focus on exhibiting ceramics, both 20th Century and Contemporary, but will also explore the interplay between paintings and ceramics.

Erskine, Hall & Coe is located at 15 Royal Arcade, London. The home for the last 23 years of Galerie Besson.

Anita Besson welcomes the announcement, saying:
“...I am very pleased that ceramics will continue to be represented in central London and wish the new venture every success.”


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