689 | Asian Art
A Choice of Highlights

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October 31st to November 3rd 2012


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The Peter Schmidt Collection

Peter Schmidt was born in Bayreuth in 1937. Along with product and packaging design, Schmidt's portfolio also includes corporate design for such customers as Hugo Boss, the German armed forces, Linde Group, Grohe and major orchestras such as the Bamberg Symphonic, the NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Munich and Essen philharmonic orchestras. He was responsible for the scenery to John Neumeier's ballets "Zwischenräume" (1994), "Death in Venice (2003) and the "Parsifal" project staged in 2007. Schmidt fitted out the opera "Madrugada" by Ichirô Nodairo which premiered at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 2005 conducted by Kent Nagano. He is constantly designing stage scenery and costumes for the Ernst Deutsch Theatre in Hamburg. In June 2012, he staged Johanna Wokalek as Eurydice in Elfriede Jelinek's play "Shadows" at the Essen Philharmonie. Since 2005 Peter Schmidt has been frequently working for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Together with Heinz Spoerli, he organized a ballet recital for the Zurich Ballet to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, and also staged the opera "L'isola disabitata" by Haydn at the E.T.A. Hoffmann Theatre in Bamberg. He was entrusted with redesigning the foyer of the State Opera in Hamburg and the concert hall in Bamberg. Peter Schmidt has won several awards, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Karl Schneider Prize of the City of Hamburg, the Rolf Mares Prize and the Silver Medal of Honour of the City of Bayreuth. In addition, he has been made a Professor of the Hamburg Senate. Peter Schmidt is also known in art circles as a collector. He is especially fond of Asian art, of which a major collection will go up for auction at Auktionshaus Nagel in November. Peter Schmidt is donating to the Museum of Art and Industry in Hamburg a portion of the collection not being auctioned off.
   



A very rare silver-inlaid bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

Tibet, 14th/15th ct., h. 43,5 cm

The Peter Schmidt Collection, Hamburg





A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

China, late Ming dynasty, h. 62 cm

The Peter Schmidt Collection, Hamburg





A large wood figure of seated Amida

Japan, Edo period

Property from an old Bavarian private collection






A large bronze figure of
seated Buddha

Thailand, 16th / 17th ct.

Property from an old Bavarian private collection






A fine Zitan and hardwood panel

China, Qianlong period
dated 1784

Property from an old European private collection