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Heisei era (1989-2019), 2006, Madake bamboo, artist's signature inscribed on basket.
storage box inscribed to interior of lid, orange cloth.
13 1/2 in.Private Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina
Purchased from Tai Gallery in 2006.
Morigami is a second generation bamboo artist, both his parents worked with bamboo. He was accepted into the prestigious Nitten, the Japan Fine Arts Association, and enjoyed great success in the Japan during the economy boom in the 1980s. His career was revitalized in the 2000s with a new series of topography-themed sculpture made in a style of hexagonal plaiting that is a radical departure from the traditional. Morigami's pieces are part of collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. In 2004, he was a finalist for the prestigious Cotsen Prize.
Good estate condition.