Royal Academy Kyōsai Exhibition 2022

RA Magazine:  

'Humour in Art: Kawanabe Kyōsai'- SISJAC:  

Ask the Collector – Kyōsai: The Israel Goldman Collection – SISJAC:  

RA & Japan and Kyosai & Britain- for the Daiwa Foundation:   

'Spontaneous and Playful: Kawanabe Kyōsai as a Performer'- SISJAC:  

'Kawanabe Kyosai and Mishima Yukio' in Free Thinking for BBC Radio 3 (BBC Sounds):  

'Kyōsai: The Man of Many Myths' at Japan House London:  

➤ Video Tour of the RA Exhibition

The Guardian 2021

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything review – wonders beyond The Great Wave

➤ The Guardian

2020 Toshiba International Foundation Interview

Israel Goldman welcomes Sophie Richard in his home in London to discuss his passion for Japanese prints.

On this video Israel Goldman and Sophie looked at works by the following artists:

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)
Ichikawa Ebizo V (Ichikawa Danjuro VII)
From an untitled series of large head actor prints

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Ipitsu gafu (Album of Drawings with One Stroke of the Brush)
Illustrated book

Ichikawa Danjuro VII (1791-1859)
Self-portrait in the role of Shibaraku
Square surimono

Most of the Japanese paintings seen in the video are by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889).
Izzy’s extensive, personal Kyosai collection is on long-term loan to the British Museum where it is available for public study. It is the subject of an exhibition at the Royal Academy London, titled 'Kyosai. The Israel Goldman Collection', from 19 March to 19 June 2022.

➤ Watch on Youtube

Kyōsai Exhibition 2017
This is Kyōsai!
Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo.

Izzy at the press opening

Exhibition videos:
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Princess Akiko video on Fuji TV
Press Reports:   Japan Times    Amu Zen


Frieze Masters 2017 review – 'You want sex? We've got sex – and smoking skeletons too!'

There’s lots of Basquiat, plenty of Baselitz and oodles of Brancusi – and that’s just the Bs. Our critic revels in the frazzled juxtapositions of Frieze Masters


➤ The Guardian

2017 Sex and Laughter with Kyosai: Shunga from the Israel Goldman Collection
Sex and Laughter with Kyosai: Shunga from the Israel Goldman Collection
Written by Aki Ishigami and Koto Sadamura; translated by Alfred Haft.
Published by Seigensha in 2017. ISBN 9784861525896
228 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 20 cm, pb, Japanese/English

This book introduces the complete holdings of shunga (erotic pictures) by a Japanese painter Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) in the Israel Goldman collection, the largest private collection of the artist’s work in the world. Kyosai, who was active in the second half of the 19th century, mastered a vast range of subject matter and styles, and also produced an extensive corpus of explicit ‘shunga’. The depiction of sex, the most basic of human activities, was naturally an opportunity for him to give free rein to his extraordinary wit and imaginative humour. This book offers an in-depth look at these artworks, their cultural context, and history, revealing Kyosai’s prolific production as part of the culmination of the genre.

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