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Running Away

20th c
24 1/8 in. x 20 1/2 in. (61.28 cm x 52.07 cm)

Akio Takamori, Japanese American, b. 1950

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: North America, United States, Washington
Medium and Support: Porcelain
Credit Line: Melba and Al Langman Collection, gift of their family
Accession Number: 2006.148

This large-scale vessel in the shape of a head contains smaller figures swirling across the top, representing a persistent theme in Takamori’s work, human thoughts or memories and relationships. Takamori begins a piece by making drawings on paper, which he uses as patterns to cut slabs of clay, one for the front and one for the back. Adding details and molding, he fires the piece several times using polychrome glazes on smooth surfaces.

2006 - ongoing: Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

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Representational Porcelain sculpture

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  • 24 1/8in. x 20 1/2in. x 6 3/8 diam. Dimensions: 24 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (61.28 x 52.07 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Melba and Al Langman
    Role: donors
    Place: Los Angeles, California
    Dates: November 28, 2006

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