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日本 崎山隆之 (1958年生) 「聴涛」 (2004年)
Listening to the Waves (Chōtō)

Sakiyama Takayuki (Japanese, born 1958; active Kamomura, Shizuoka Prefecture)
Heisei period (1989–present)
Stoneware with sand glaze
H. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm); Diam. of rim 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary Griggs Burke, 2004
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© Sakiyama Takayuki
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 202
Often found in twentieth century works, the interest in the surface of a ceramic and in defying the shape of a vessel can be traced to the stress on the handmade and the immediate that first appeared in the Arts and Crafts movement in the West and the folk art (mingei) tradition in Japan. The extraordinary sense of movement in this vessel, and the way in which the interior and exterior join seamlessly, are typical of Sakiyama’s work, which often alludes to the rugged seacoast near his home.
Signature: (box) signed: Takayuki (box) sealed: Takayuki

Marking: Artist's mark
[ Joan B. Mirviss , New York, until 2004; sold to Mary Griggs Burke]. ; Mary Griggs Burke , New York (until 2004; donated to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tribute to a Dedicated Collector: Mary Griggs Burke," June 30, 2004–November 29, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flowing Streams: Scenes from Japanese Arts and Life," December 21, 2006–June 3, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Studies in Global Ceramic History," 2015.

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