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Maeda: Untitled

Upcoming Exhibition

Japanese Baskets from the Thoma Foundation

July 15, 2022–January 02, 2024

Asian Special Exhibitions Gallery, 2nd Floor West

Maeda, Chikubōsai II (1917-2003), Untitled, No date (1917-2003) Madake, rattan, Object: 11.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 in., Tomobako: 12.75 x 9.0625 x 9.0625 in., 3.6 lb., Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma, © Artist or artist estate, courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, photo by Textile Arts.


Japanese Baskets from the Thoma Foundation is a series of three installations of approximately 15 baskets, each, that will survey the outstanding accomplishments of Japanese basket makers active since the 19th century to the present day from three regions of Japan: The Kansai region, which encompasses the ancient capital, Kyoto; the Kanto region, which stretches westward from Tokyo; and the southernmost island of Kyushu. The exhibition demonstrates the specific techniques and styles of cutting and weaving bamboo that are particular to each of these geographic regions.  

Exhibition Gallery

Higashi: Dawn

Higashi, Takesonosai (1915-2003), Dawn, No date (1926-89), Madake Object: 13.25 x 7.6875 x 7.6875 in., Otōshi: 12.25 x 3.125 x 3.125 in., Tomobako: 14.625 x 8.9375 x 8.9375 in., 3.8 lb., Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, © Artist or artist estate, courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, photo by TAI Gallery.

Hayakawa: Line construction Double-layered  Flower Basket

Hayakawa, Shōkosai V (1932-2011), Line Construction Double Layered Flower Basket 2007, Madake, rattan Object: 8.3125 x 12 x 12 in., Otōshi: 6.75 x 3.875 x 3.875 in., Tomobako: 9.75 x 13.125 x 13 in., 4.5 lb., Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, © Estate of Shōkosai Hayakawa V, courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, photo by TAI Gallery.

Wada: Flower Basket

Wada, Waichisai III (1899-1975), Flower Basket, 1945-72, Madake, rattan, wood and urushi covered metal beads, Object: 12.5 x 11 x 12 in., Otōshi: 10.75 x 3.875 x 3.875 in., Tomobako: 13.25 x 11.75 x 13 in., 4.6 lb., Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma, © Artist or artist estate, courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, photo by TAI Modern.

Maeda: Untitled

Maeda, Chikubōsai II (1917-2003), Untitled, No date (1917-2003) Madake, rattan, Object: 11.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 in., Tomobako: 12.75 x 9.0625 x 9.0625 in., 3.6 lb., Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma, © Artist or artist estate, courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, photo by Textile Arts.

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