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長倉健一作 「篭花入 空を見上げる人」
Date: 1999
Object Name: Flower arranging basket; hanakago
Materials: Bamboo (madake variety); irregular plaiting
Dimensions: H. 20 in x W. 15 1/2 in x D. 16 in, H. 50.8 cm x W. 39.4 cm x D. 40.6 cm
Credit Line: Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: 2006.3.527
On Display: No

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Nagakura Kenichi treats bamboo as a purely sculptural medium. He creates unconventional, organic forms, sometimes accented with pieces of found wood and coated with finishes of his own creation. Nagakura spent years learning traditional bamboo techniques from his grandfather before innovating his own style. Bamboo, says the artist, is an ideal material to express nature: “Bamboo can be either delicate like a spider web or solid as stone, thus embodying the natural cycles of the world.”*

*Nagakura Kenichi, Cultural News (2010).


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Exhibition History: "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15
Label:

Nagakura Kenichi treats bamboo as a purely sculptural medium. He creates unconventional, organic forms, sometimes accented with pieces of found wood and coated with finishes of his own creation. Nagakura spent years learning traditional bamboo techniques from his grandfather before innovating his own style. Bamboo, says the artist, is an ideal material to express nature: “Bamboo can be either delicate like a spider web or solid as stone, thus embodying the natural cycles of the world.”*

*Nagakura Kenichi, Cultural News (2010).


Exhibition History: "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15