THE HALSEY AND ALICE NORTH COLLECTION PT II

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Collectors Preview Jan 18, 6pm & Opening Reception Jan 19, 2pm

January 19 – February 16, 2019

Fujino Sachiko

Fujino Sachiko

Abandoned Space, 1991

Stoneware

25 1/4h x 21 5/8w x 9d in

NTH2-FJ001

SOLD

 

 

Halsey and Alice first saw the work in Fujino's Kyoto studio during the 2004 trip with NISHI Maya to purchase works for MFA Boston Contemporary Clay exhibition. Alice "re-discovered' this work in 2012 when looking at the photos she took during the 2004 visit when she was creating Halsey and Alice's presentation for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center opening of the Soaring Voices exhibition. The Norths’ where then able to finally acquire the piece for their collection.

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.

Miyanaga Tozan III

Miyanaga Tozan III

Rain Is, 1983

Porcelain

11 1/4h x 17w x 4d in

NTH2-MT001

$5,000

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In 1999, Miyanaga Rikichi received the name Tôzan from his father and became the third Miyanaga Tôzan, succeeding to the leadership of a ceramics family that has played an important part in Kyoto’s transition from a traditional to a modern center of ceramic art. Tôzan III was a student of two giants of the postwar Kyoto art scene: ceramic sculptor Tsuji Shindô (1910–1981) and Yagi Kazuo, founding member of the Sôdeisha group. Tôzan majored in sculpture at Kyoto City University of Arts from 1954 to 1958, studied sculpture for three further years at New York City’s Art Students League, and became a member of Sôdeisha in 1970.

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

A428 ("Bob"), 1997

Stoneware

9h x 15 1/4w x 8 1/2d in

NTH2-TGK001

SOLD

“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

 

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

 

Kishi Eiko

Kishi Eiko

Vessel with inlaid multicolor glazes, 2001

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

27 1/2h x 17w x 5d in

NTH2-KE002

SOLD

Koike Shôko

Koike Shôko

White Bowl with Irregular Rim and Pooled Glass in the Bottom, 2013

Stoneware

3 3/4h x 9 7/8w in

NTH2-KS001

SOLD

Kuroda Taizo

Kuroda Taizo 

Flat Bowl of White Porcelain, 1999

Porcelain, with custom wooden box

2 7/8h x 10w in

NTH2-TK001

SOLD

Kaneta Masanao

Kaneta Masanao

Large Lidded Kogo with Thick White Hagi Glaze, 2008

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

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

NTH2-KM002

SOLD

Kaneta Masanao

Kaneta Masanao

2 Small thrown "scooped" and carved bowls, 2006-2008

Stoneware

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

NTH2-KM001

$1,500 or $800 each

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Tsujimura Shiro

Tsujimura Shiro 

Iga-ware Faceted Flower Vase, 2003

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

22 1/2h x 6 1/2w x 7d in

NTH2-ST008

SOLD

 

 

In her review for Art in America of Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century, Leila Philip wrote: "A 2003 abstract vase by Tsujimura Shiro, famous in Japan for his theatrical approach to the making of tea-inspired wares, is particularly noteworthy. This rough hunk of wood-fired stoneware was, according to the artist, buried for 10 years before he allowed it to be viewed. Whether this burial was literal or metaphoric, the artist's self-imposed drama resonates."

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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Tsujimura Yui

Tsujimura Yui

Platter with Natural Ash Glaze, 2013

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

1 5/8h x 12 3/16w in

NTH2-YT004

$1,200

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Kakurezaki Ryuichi

Kakurezaki Ryuichi 

Platter from the Series "Sound of the Core", 2003

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

5 1/2h x 31 1/2w x 16 1/4d in

NTH2-RK001

SOLD

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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Takahara Shoji

Takahara Shoji

Square Bizen Plate with Orange-Red Circle, 1995

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

7/8h x 14w x 13 3/4d in

NTH2-TS001

$2,500

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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 

Tea Bowl Kuro Oribe (Black Oribe) 2010

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

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

NTH2-ST001

SOLD

Tsujimura Shiro

Tsujimura Shiro 

Hikidashi-Guro Chawan, 2012

Stoneware

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

NTH2-ST007

SOLD

Tsujimura Shiro

Tsujimura Shiro 

Kohiki Style Tea Bowl, 2009

Stoneware, white slip under clear glaze, with custom wooden box

2 7/8h x 6w x 5 1/8d in

NTH2-ST005

SOLD

Kohyama Yasuhisa

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Shigaraki Shi Zen Yu Chawan, 1982

stoneware, with custom wooden box

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

NTH2-YK001

SOLD

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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Tsujimura Shiro

Tsujimura Shiro 

Kohiki Tea bowl, 2004

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

3 1/8h x 6 1/8w x 5 13/16d in

NTH2-ST004

SOLD

Shiro Otani

Shiro Otani

Tea Bowl named Purple Cloud, 1989

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

3h x 6w x 5d in

NTH2-SO005

SOLD

 

 

Otani Shiro described the tea bowl as one of the best he had ever made and named it Purple Cloud (purple = murasaki = a kanji in Shigaraki). Several years later, he tried to buy it back from them but they declined.

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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Shimizu Uichi

Shimizu Uichi

6 Tea plates in the shape of flower blossoms (Hana kozara horai yu retsu), 1999

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

NTH2-SU001

SOLD

Munakata Ryoichi VII

Munakata Ryoichi VII

Tea Bowl with Dripping Pale Blue Ash Glaze, 1986

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

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

NTH2-MR001

$1,200

SOLD

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

Lidded Box with Hagi Glaze, 1994

Stoneware, with custom wooden box

6 3/4h x 11 1/2w x 5 1/2d in

NTH2-KM003

SOLD

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

$1,500

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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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Kaneta Masanao

Kaneta Masanao

Wall Hanging Flower Vase, 1994

Stoneware, with custom box

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

NTH2-KM005

SOLD

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

$1,200

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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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Miyashita Zenji

Miyashita Zenji

2 small plates with green and yellow layered clay design, 1999

Stoneware

3/4h x 5 1/4w in

NTH2-MZ001

SOLD

Sueharu Fukami

Sueharu Fukami

2 tea cups for a couple, 1994

Porcelain, with custom box

4 5/8h x 3 1/2w in

NTH2-SF001

SOLD

 

Yagi Akira

Yagi Akira

Seihakuji Sake Bottle, 1997

porcelain, with custom box

7h x 3 5/8w in

NTH2-YA002

SOLD

Yagi Akira

Yagi Akira

5 teacups with bluish-white glaze (Seihakuji yunomi), 2006

Porcelain, with custom box

2 5/8h x 3 1/4w in

NTH2-YA003

SOLD

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

Unglazed Sake Bottle with Rare Purple Fire Flash, 1989

No box

Stoneware

5 x 4 in

NTH2-SO003

SOLD

 

 

The surface of this bottle on one side is covered with a heavy wood ash glaze deposit creating a craggy, pitted surface. The natural wood ash glaze has turned the surface pale purple, a much desired and rare effect.

Tsujimura Yui

Tsujimura Yui

Moon Face Sake Pourer, 2013

Stoneware

5h x 4w in

NTH2-YT001

SOLD

Tsujimura Yui

Tsujimura Yui

Sake Pourer Off-center Spout, 2005

Stoneware, with custom box

4h x 3 5/8w in

NTH2-YT002

SOLD

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

$800 set or $98 each

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Daikichi Antiques

Daikichi Antiques

6 Antique Oribe Dishes (condition as is)

Stoneware

Framed: 3/4h x 3 3/4w in

NTH2-DA001

SOLD

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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