THE HALSEY AND ALICE NORTH COLLECTION PT II

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

January 19 – February 16, 2019

Fukami Sueharu

Fukami Sueharu

Imagining the Box #8, 2002

Porcelain, with custom wooden box

7h x 5 1/2w x 5 3/4d in

NTH2-SF003

$14000

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Fukami Sueharu was born into a Kyoto pottery family that, to this day, manufactures everyday Chinese-style blue- and-white porcelain dinnerware. Exposed at an early age to a variety of ceramic styles and techniques, he experimented widely before settling on pale bluish green (seihakuji) glazed porcelain as his primary means of expression in the late 1970s. Since then, he has pursued perfection in both form and finish. Fukami takes great care, even in his wheel-thrown work, to leave no sign that he has ever touched the clay, preferring instead to express himself through the refinement of his forms. Every aspect of his work is carefully planned in advance, especially the dynamic interaction of color and shape through variations in glaze depth that produces modulations in the basic seihakuji palette.

 

Imaging the Box #7 and #8 were thrown on a wheel and carved. They are a return to Fukami's explorations of the box form that occurred early in his career. The lids with their gentle curving edges recall Korean porcelain and traditional Japanese imagery such as sweeping temple roofs or samurai helmets.

Fukami Sueharu

Fukami Sueharu 

Imagining the box #7, 2002

Porcelain, with custom wooden box

8 1/4h x 5 1/4w x 5 1/4d in

NTH2-SF002

$12000

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Fukami Sueharu was born into a Kyoto pottery family that, to this day, manufactures everyday Chinese-style blue- and-white porcelain dinnerware. Exposed at an early age to a variety of ceramic styles and techniques, he experimented widely before settling on pale bluish green (seihakuji) glazed porcelain as his primary means of expression in the late 1970s. Since then, he has pursued perfection in both form and finish. Fukami takes great care, even in his wheel-thrown work, to leave no sign that he has ever touched the clay, preferring instead to express himself through the refinement of his forms. Every aspect of his work is carefully planned in advance, especially the dynamic interaction of color and shape through variations in glaze depth that produces modulations in the basic seihakuji palette.

 

Imaging the Box #7 and #8 were thrown on a wheel and carved. They are a return to Fukami's explorations of the box form that occurred early in his career. The lids with their gentle curving edges recall Korean porcelain and traditional Japanese imagery such as sweeping temple roofs or samurai helmets.

Kato Kiyoyuki

Kato Kiyoyuki

Porcelain 83-A, 83-B, and 88, 1983, 1983, 1988

Porcelain, with custom wooden boxes

22 5/8h x 4 1/8w x 4 1/8d in

NTH2-KK001

$12000

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Halsey and Alice North purchased Porcelain 83-A, 83-B, and 88 directly from the artist Katô Kiyoyuki in 2004. They picked them out and created the set, that Kato kept together for his lifetime retrospective exhibition and catalogue. In the exhibition, the three were displayed in a case together and, in the catalogue, the three were in a photo together. Because Kato wanted them in his retrospective exhibition, he asked the Norths’ to wait a year to receive the works until after the exhibition in 2005. Thus, these works were not in the CONTEMPORARY CLAY exhibition at the MFA Boston but were in the Japan Society version of the exhibition and catalogue.

Takiguchi Kazuo

Takiguchi Kazuo

Ke T-67 Shouen Pavilion ("Walrus"), 1989

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

18 3/8h x 18w x 12 3/4d in

NTH2-TGK002

$6,500

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“Technical innovation is a hallmark of many works in their collection, including a biomorphic vessel by Takiguchi Kazuo that sits like a stone walrus in the living room. Halsey describes how the artist rolls out the clay on a room-sized piece of canvas and, with a pulley system, gathers the corners of the cloth together. Then he gently paddles the hollow form into a seamless shape with a little torn opening at the top."
-Hilarie M. Sheets

 

Tsujimura Shiro

Tsujimura Shiro 

Large Iga-ware Platter, 2003

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

1/2h x 31 1/2w x 12 1/2d in

NTH2-ST009

$6,500

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Tsujimura Kai

Tsujimura Kai

Suiban Shape Flower Container, Iga Style, 2014

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

4 3/4h x 14 9/16w in

NTH2-TSK001

$1,400

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Kakurezaki Ryuichi

Kakurezaki Ryuichi 

Set of 6 Platters from the Series "Sound of the Core", 2002

Stoneware, with custom wooden boxes

2h x 12 3/4w x 5d in

NTH2-RK002

$10000

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Otani Shiro

Otani Shiro

Shigaraki ware fire colored bowl, 1989

stoneware, with custom wooden box

7h x 14w x 14d in

NTH2-SO002

$2,500

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Tsujimura Shiro

Tsujimura Shiro 

"Bizen" Teabowl, 2010

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

3 1/8h x 5 1/4w x 3 7/8d in

NTH2-ST002

$3,800

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Tsujimura Shiro

Tsujimura Shiro 

"Oku-Korai" Pinkish Teabowl, 2006

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

3 1/4h x 6 1/2w x 6d in

NTH2-ST003

$3,800

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Nakazato Tarouemon XIII

Nakazato Tarouemon XIII

Squared Karatsu Bowl Painted with Iron Oxide, 1991

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

4h x 7w x 7d in

NTH2-NT001

$1,000

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Tsujimura Kai

Tsujimura Kai

Teabowl Kohiki style (KohikiChawan), 2014

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

2 3/4h x 5 1/2w in

NTH2-TSK002

$1,250

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Kaneta Masanao

Kaneta Masanao

Slab Sculptural Plate, 1994

Stoneware, with custom box

3 3/8h x 13 1/2w x 8 3/8d in

NTH2-KM004

SOLD

Takenaka Kô

Takenaka Kô

White Porcelain Deep Faceted Bowl, 2004

Porcelain, with custom box

4h x 14 3/4w in

NTH2-TAK001

$2,800

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Sakamoto Shigeki

Sakamoto Shigeki

Small Lidded dark Brown Jar with Yellow Dripping Glaze Pattern Encircling the Vessel, 1991

Stoneware

5 1/2h x 4 1/2w in

NTH2-SS004

$500

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Sakamoto Shigeki

Sakamoto Shigeki

Large Lidded Dark Brown Jar with Green and Ochre Red Dripping Glaze Pattern Encircling the Vessel, 1991

Stoneware

19 1/2h x 15 3/4w in

NTH2-SS003

$1,800

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Sakamoto Shigeki

Sakamoto Shigeki

Cream and Brown Plate with Tobikanna and Chatter Marks and Brushed Slip Hakeme Decoration, 1991

Stoneware

3h x 15w in

NTH2-SS001

$900

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Sakamoto Shigeki

Sakamoto Shigeki

Green and Brown Plate with Tobikanna Chatter Marks and Brushed Slip Hakeme Decoration, 1991

Stoneware

2 3/8h x 10 3/4w in

NTH2-SS002

$900

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Munakata Ryoichi VII

Munakata RyoichiVII

Large, deep plate with pale blue ash glaze, 1986

Stoneware

2 5/8h x 12w in

NTH2-MR002

$600

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Munakata Ryoichi VII

Munakata Ryoichi VII

Water container with iron and white glaze (Tetsu Yu Shiro Nagashi Mizusashi), 1986

Stoneware, with custom box

4 5/8h x 7 3/8w in

NTH2-MR003

$900

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Niiro Seishiro

Niiro Seishiro

Plate with Cobalt Blue Glaze, 1991

Stoneware, with custom box

1 1/2h x 11w in

NTH2-SN001

$500

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Yagi Akira

Yagi Akira

Large Oval Bowl with Black Glaze, 2000

Porcelain, with custom box

8h x 18 1/4w x 10 3/4d in

NTH2-YA001

$3,200

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Otani Shiro

Otani Shiro

9 Oribe Glazed Wood Fired Cups (5/9 available), 1999

Stoneware

4 1/4h x 3 1/4w in

NTH2-SO001

$98 each

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Press Release

Lacoste/Keane Gallery presents the second exhibition in a two-part series, the show and sale of important works from the Halsey and Alice North Collection II: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from January 19 to February 16, 2019. The first part, Contemporary American Ceramics was presented December 8, 2018 to January 5, 2019.

Halsey and Alice North are founding leaders of The North Group Inc., which has guided many non-profit organizations with fundraising, planning and development for over 30 years. They are passionate supporters of contemporary ceramics and have assembled one of the foremost collections of contemporary Japanese ceramics and American ceramics in the USA. Since downsizing their New York City abode, they have appointed Lacoste/Keane Gallery to find new homes for their large collection.

The Norths are leaders in the field of collecting Japanese Ceramics.  The groundbreaking exhibition Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century was built around their collection and shown at the MFA Boston and the Japan Society NYC accompanied by a catalogue.  Numerous pieces from that show are featured and offered for sale in the current exhibition at Lacoste/Keane Gallery. Museum groups have toured the Norths’ home and works from their collection can be seen at the MFA Boston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Freer | Sackler Galleries/Smithsonian/Washington DC, Peabody Essex Museum, Mint Museum, and Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art.

Each work comes with extensive documentation to provide the audience a full history, context and provenance. As diligent supporters of ceramic art, the Norths have fostered over the years, close friendships with the artists through studio visits, interviews, cataloguing works and acquisitions. For each of the exhibitions at our gallery, they will be giving a PowerPoint presentation at the Collectors Preview and a walk through at the Public Opening Reception. Works will be available for sale online and at Lacoste/Keane Gallery.

COLLECTORS PREVIEW JAN 18 6PM 

OPENING RECEPTION JAN 19 2pm

RSVP: info@lacostekeane.com

 

 

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