Takamatsu Jiro (1936-1998)
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Takamatsu Jiro (1936-1998)

Cube no. 254

Details
Takamatsu Jiro (1936-1998)
Cube no. 254
Signed to the base Jiro Takamatsu, 1969, No. 254
Executed in 1969
Lacquer on wood
15 x 15 x 15 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by the present owner from Tokyo Gallery, Japan, 1970
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Lot Essay

This work was produced as part of Takamatsu’s “Perspective” series which he produced 1967-1968. The series comprised both two-dimensional works on paper, and three-dimensional sculptures, all of which take perspective as their primary concern. Constructed of wood coated in lacquer, the addition of thin lines give the impression that the cube is hollow when viewed from a certain angle. By applying an alternative perspective to the minimalist cube, the artist was continuing his exploration of illusion and absence.

For an example in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, accession number 2011.29.2, go to https://www.dma.org/collection/artwork/jiro-takamatsu/cube-6-3

Another cube titled Cube 3 + 3, from The Estate of Jiro Takamatsu was exhibited at The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 7th April - 5th July 2015, see Jiro Takamatsu: Trajectory of Work, exhibition catalogue, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, (Suiseisha, Tokyo, 2015), p. 68, no. 122
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