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Kato Tsubusa Abstract Celadon Porcelain Sculpture
Please refer to our stock # 1587 when inquiring.
A dramatic celadon basin torn from a slab of raw porcelain clay, a dedication to raw power and inertia by important contemporary artist Kato Tsubusa enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 28.5 x 22 x 14 cm (11 x 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition.
Kato Tsubusa was born in Tajimi city, the home of Shino, in 1962, graduating the municipal Pottery Design and Technical Center in 1979. However after working some in pottery, he moved on to white porcelain, a leap from which he has never looked back. He has been displayed at the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, The Chunichi Kokusai Togei Ten (Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition) and The Asahi Togei Ten as well as private exhibitions overseas (New York among many others).
Work by him is held in the Aichi Ceramics Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, The Brooklyn Museum, The Gifu Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, the Ibaraki Ceramic art Museum, the Musee Tomo in Tokyo, the Victoria & Albert Museum among others For more on this important artist see Toh, Volume 85 (1993), which is entirely dedicated to him. Also Quiet Clarity “RIN” (1996).
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