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Bamboo Cluster (Muratake)
長倉健一作 「群竹」
Date: 2001
Object Name: basketry sculpture
Materials: Bamboo (madake variety), selected techniques: irregular plaiting
Dimensions: H. 9 1/2 in x W. 28 in x D. 24 in, H. 24.1 cm x W. 71.1 cm x D. 61 cm
Credit Line: Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: 2006.3.571
On Display: No

Description

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).


More Information

Marks: unsigned
Exhibition History: Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture from the Cotsen Collection, Hambrecht gallery, 2/2/2007 - 5/6/2007

"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).


Marks: unsigned
Exhibition History: Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture from the Cotsen Collection, Hambrecht gallery, 2/2/2007 - 5/6/2007

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