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"Miss Blanche"

The technological process and modern materials allow the silk roses to be suspended in the clear acrylic resin, giving an illusion of weightlessness and delicacy to a sturdy and immensely heavy object, weighing 70 kilos. The contrast between the presence and the inaccessibility of the preserved...

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Provenance

By descent to the artist's widow, Mrs. Meiko Kuramata, Tokyo, Japan; 1996, sold by Mrs. Meiko Kuramata through Theo Theodorou, Dulwich, London, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 27, 1996)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and Gift of Dr. John W. Elliot, by exchange and EDA Curator's Fund

Japanese, Last quarter 20th century, Designed 1988: manufactured 1989

Object Place

Tokyo, Japan

Accession Number

1996.32

Medium or Technique

Acrylic resin; silk; plastic; aluminium

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture