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Modern Japanese Tile Work Sculpture by Hayami Shiro


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A copper Wire bound object of tile work ceramics by Hayami Shiro identified with a brass dog-tag signed Shiro Hayamai, dated 1979 and titled Tadotsu. Tadotsu is the name of the town Shiro was born in. The bean shaped object is 13 cm (5 inches) diameter, 17 cm (6-3/4 inches) long and in excellent condition. Typical of this artist it comes in a cardboard box.
Hayami Shiro (b. 1927) was born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1927, and graduated the Tokushima Industrial University in 1949. His first exhibitions did not materialize until 1964, and from there he flourished. From the late 60s he began exhibiting in National Sculpture exhibitions, and has been often awarded; best known for Tile works and stone sculpture. In 2000 he received the International Artistic Cultural Award (Kokusai Geijutsu Bunka Sho). A prominent work by this artist is on semi-permanent display in front of the Freer Gallery, adjacent to the Smithsonian Museum on loan from the Hirshhorn Collection. Other works are held by the Togei No Mori Museum of Shiga Prefecture, Tokyo City Hall and the Aichi Art Culture Center.