Tanabe Mitsuko, Heart, 2016. Black bamboo & sheath, 18.00 x 22.50 x 7.25".
TAI Modern has assembled an impressive collection of historically important bamboo artists as well as contemporary masters. Some of this show’s highlights are masterworks by seldom seen artists Ito Nobukata and Ishakawa Shoun, an early large scale sculpture by Yako Hodo, a rare double banded sculpture by Torii Ippo, and an organic vessel in Tanabe Yota’s signature style. Multiple generations of the famous lineages of Tanabe Chikuunsai and Hayakawa Shokosai are being represented, and is showing examples of work by all six of the bamboo artists to be named Living National Treasures.
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