Sunday, March 25, 2007

Highlights from the Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture

Wave Wave by Yamagucki Ryuoun

Flower Basket - Billowing Waves by Kibe Seiho


Bird by Monden Kogyuko

Flower Basket

Open Flower Basket by Maeda Chikuboosai II

Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture in the Cotsen Collection is an exhibition that draws on the richness and breadth of the approximately nine hundred works Mr. Lloyd E. Cotsen generously donated to the museum in 2002.
The exhibition is organized around the network of master-disciple relationships through which makers of these baskets are interconnected. The exhibition features one artwork each by 76 bamboo artists representing most of the major lineages in the three key geographic regions—Western Japan, Eastern Japan, and Kyushu—over the past 150 years. Many of the artworks in the exhibition are on view publicly for the first time.

At the Asian Art Museum, Hambrecht Gallery in San Francisco: February 2–May 6, 2007

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