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Phillips

Property from the Collection of Diane and Marc Grainer

Tallest: 8 in. (20.3 cm) high

Medium
Signature
Underside of each vessel impressed with inventory mark under the glaze.

Drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese miniatures, the work of Barnett Newman and Donald Judd, and a number of literary sources, Edmund de Waal creates ceramic works ranging from tiny vessels to large-scale installations. The porcelain containers encased in a variety of horizontal and vertical vitrines, such as in the series “Just Lately” (2007-2008), vary subtly in size and color and bear the marks of the artist’s labor, with their arrangements variously evoking musical rhythms and the sense of presentation inherent in a china cabinet. De Waal sees his practice as uniting East and West, with equal strains of medieval Chinese ceramics and Bauhaus aesthetics.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Edmund de Waal InstallationThe Frick Collection
2018
Edmund de Waal: the poems of our climateGagosian
2014
Edmund de Waal: AtmosphereTurner Contemporary
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Lidded jar and two vessels, 1996

Porcelain, celadon glaze.
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P
Phillips

Property from the Collection of Diane and Marc Grainer

Tallest: 8 in. (20.3 cm) high

Medium
Signature
Underside of each vessel impressed with inventory mark under the glaze.

Drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese miniatures, the work of Barnett Newman and Donald Judd, and a number of literary sources, Edmund de Waal creates ceramic works ranging from tiny vessels to large-scale installations. The porcelain containers encased in a variety of horizontal and vertical vitrines, such as in the series “Just Lately” (2007-2008), vary subtly in size and color and bear the marks of the artist’s labor, with their arrangements variously evoking musical rhythms and the sense of presentation inherent in a china cabinet. De Waal sees his practice as uniting East and West, with equal strains of medieval Chinese ceramics and Bauhaus aesthetics.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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