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Largest: 74.7 cm (29 3/8 in.) high
Each impressed with inventory marks under glaze.
Edmund de Waal: a line around a shadow, exh. cat., Blackwell House, Bowness-on-Windermere, 2005, cat. 4, cat. 17 for similar examples
A S Byatt, et al., Edmund de Waal, New York, 2014, pp. 37, 61 for similar examples
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.
British, b. 1964