Jun Kaneko - Design New York Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    LongHouse Reserve Benefit Auction, East Hampton, New York, 2015
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Japanese-American ceramist Jun Kaneko created an extensive body of work within the confines of a relatively small number of forms. One of the primary forms that he explored was what he called a “Dango”—Japanese for “dumpling”—a form that resembles a large vase without an opening. Despite his limited formal palette, he endlessly explored scale and surface decoration. Kaneko created dozens of Dangos that range is size, some over six feet tall. He hand-built these sculptures and then, due to their size and thickness, let them dry for an extended period before firing them in industrial-sized kilns and then decorating them in colorful abstract patterns.

Property of an Important New York Collector


"Untitled" Dango form

Glazed stoneware.
24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm) high

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $24,570

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New York Auction 7 June 2022