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Resurrection

Designer:
Kohei Nakamura (Japanese, born Kanazawa, 1948)
Date:
1993
Medium:
Glazed porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 22, W. 19, D. 15 in. (55.9 x 48.3 x 38.1 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.283ab
Not on view
This overly robust and massive ceramic sculpture-created by slip casting and assembling the various elements-riffs on Baroque and Rococo mantle clocks found in European royal chambers. Where a clock face might be, the chains (of time?) are left hanging. Where the "gilding" has lost its gloss, a brutal ironlike material emerges that is more suited to the spear shapes rising from the sides, suggesting an underlying arte et marte theme. Resurrection comments on the significance of historic presentation pieces commissioned to honor individuals and events that are now obscure.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Clay into Art: Selections from the Collection of Contemporary Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 24, 1998–May 30, 1999, unnumbered cat. (pl. 44).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement," December 22, 2006–December 2, 2007, no catalogue.

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