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Museum Quality ! Bizen Sculpted Vase "Phalanx" by Kakurezaki Ryuichi

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Directory: Artists: Ceramics: Pottery: Vases: Contemporary: Item # 1403325

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If you were to want one important piece by this artist, this should be the one. One of the best pieces I have ever seen by this revolutionary artist, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Phalanx. The first time I spotted this piece I could not halt my expressing something about the godlike nature, everything is just perfect. It was created in 1991, and exhibited at National Museum in Sevres France from September to December 1997. Absolutely rare opportunity to acquire an important work , drawing a great deal of attention.
Size, D 25.4 cm H 50.6 cm
Condition, Excellent
Kakurezaki Ryuichi is one of the most well known of Bizen potters, he is interestingly originally not from Bizen but far off Nagasaki, which seems to have gifted him with the ability to see the clays potential beyond conventional form. He graduated the Osaka University of Fine Arts, then enjoyed a long apprenticeship under Bizen Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun before opening his own kiln in 1986. Combining traditional technique with modern architectural form, He was recipient of the Japan Ceramics Society Award, Grand Prize at the Fifth Contemporary Tea Ceremony Utensils Exhibition, Tanabe Museum and has a list of public and private exhibitions which go beyond this brief add, including a showing in New York this year. His works are held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, National Ceramic Museum of France and the Tanabe Museum among others.