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Yasuhisa Kohyama

Japan Born in: 1936

Kohyama was born in Shigaraki and graduated from the local Industrial Experiment Center. He was the major force, together with the late Michio Furutani, in reviving the use of the anagama kiln in order to produce Ko-Shigaraki (old Shigaraki) style pottery. This renaissance has since spread world wide. In those days, he created traditional works (vases and tea-ceremony pieces that are usually associated with Japanese ceramics). The first exhibition of work in Tokyo from the anagama kiln created enormous interest and was visited by many well-known potters, including Shoji Hamada.

Kohyama was the first Japanese artists to experiment extensively with cutting techniques (mentori-waza). He wanted to remain true to the original ways and use traditional Shigaraki clay, which is extremely coarse, and this meant eventually fashioning a cutting implement using guitar strings.

The forms and textures he has developed are unique and are based around nature.

Selected permanent collections:

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Museum het Princesshof, Leewarden, the Netherlands; Het Kruithus Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunsts-' Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Brooklyn University, New York, New York; Stoke-on-Trent City Museum, Staffordshire, England; St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri; Chicago University, Illinois

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Few works remaining by Yasuhisa Kohyama

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Yasuhisa Kohyama, Ceramic 13, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Ceramic 13, 2001
14.9 x 10.6 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$6,000

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Ceramic 11, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Ceramic 11, 2001
15.7 x 14.5 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$6,000

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Ceramic 42, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Ceramic 42, 2006
17.3 x 15.8 x 6.1 inch
Sculpture

$10,000

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Ceramic 32, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Ceramic 32, 1999
18.4 x 10.3 x 4 inch
Sculpture

$8,500

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Sai, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Sai, 2011
14.5 x 13 x 3.25 inch
Sculpture

$8,000

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Danpen, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Danpen, 2016
16.625 x 6.75 x 6.75 inch
Sculpture

$9,000

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Hajiboto, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Hajiboto, 1991
8.5 x 8.5 x 7 inch
Sculpture

$9,500

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Suemono, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Suemono, 2011
20 x 20 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$18,000

Yasuhisa Kohyama, Kaze, Sculpture

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Kaze, 2011
17.25 x 17 x 4.5 inch
Sculpture

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From October 4, 2021 To October 31, 2021

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Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change
From April 19, 2021 To July 31, 2021

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