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Contemporary Exhibited work by Kawano Eichi
An important work exhibited at the Nihon Shin-Kogeiten by Kawano Eichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The body is incredibly thick, and shows the technical skill for which Eichi has become known. How many of these models came out of the kiln cracked or split before he perfected it? The box is titled Kuro-ten no Utsuwa (Vessel with black dots) and inside the lid is written the name of the exhibition. The vessel is 9-1/2 x 20-1/2 x 5 inches (24 x 52 x 12.5 cm) weighing 22 pounds (10 kg) and is in fine condition. The exhibition catalog is included (the vase is number 79).
Eichi was born in Osaka, 1943, and was raised in the post-war era of huge change. He studied in the plastic arts under Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, and was certainly influenced by the movement towards modernism and sculpture in the 50s and 60s. This influence is evident here in this work, which lies between the modern world of sculpture and the traditional realm of function. From 1973 he began exhibiting with the Nitten National Exhibition, and was first exhibited at the National Modern Crafts Fair the following year. That same year (1974) he was awarded at the Kyoten Exhibition. He would be consistently awarded in years to come at the Kyoten and other Local and National exhibitions. He was awarded the Kyoto City Governors Prize, and served as a professor at the Kyoto Municipal University of Art.


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