SHIRO KURAMATA (1934-1991)
SHIRO KURAMATA (1934-1991)


SHIRO KURAMATA (1934-1991)
'Cabinet de Curiosité' An Acrylic Cabinet, 1989
executed by Ishimaru Co., Tokyo, number 23 from the edition of 40
74¾ in. (189.8 cm.) high, 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) wide, 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) deep
Private collection, Japan.

Lot Essay

cf. Exhibition catalogue, Shiro Kuramata 1934-1991, Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 1997, pp. 67, 69, 192.

Another 'Cabinet des Curiosité' from this edition was included in the exhibition Shiro Kuramata 1934-1991 at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, June - September 1996, which traveled to Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo A.C., Mexico City, April - June 1997; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, August - December 1997; Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, February - May 1998; Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montreal, Canada, June - September 1998; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, October - December 1998; Österreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, January - March 1999; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, June - August 1999.

Working in various shades of tinted Perspex acrylics, the perimeter of Kuramata's cabinet appears liquid, seemingly dissolving the solidity of the form itself.

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Mieko Kuramata.

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