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Available sculpture by Vivian Wang October 2017

Vivian Wang Habatat Galleries

 

The phone lines will open for the work of Vivian Wang at 12:00 pm Eastern Time on Saturday October 21st.

Call Habatat at 248.554.0590 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time on Saturday October 21st and mention Vivian Wang.

 

**PLEASE DO NOT CALL BEFORE NOON AS THE SALE STARTS AT NOON**


We will not be issuing queue numbers until after 12:00 pm on Saturday.

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*VIVIAN WANG - TERMS OF SALE*

 

*As promised to the artist all works have to be exhibited at SOFA Chicago.  The works will then be packed and shipped directly to purchasing client in November of 2017.

 
The phone will be answered and a number will be given for a call back in the order of the calls received.
We expect these works to sell very quickly so please do not hesitate.
 

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  Kaleidoscope, 2017
( Detail ) 
Includes:
Garnet, Mother of Pearl,
Faux Pearl, Crystal
  Kaleidoscope, 2017 SOLD
27 x 14 x 9"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
$25,800
  Kaleidoscope, 2017
( Detail ) 
Includes:
Garnet, Mother of Pearl,
Faux Pearl, Crystal
 
             

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  Kamishimo, 2017
( Detail ) 
Includes:
Mother of Pearl, Moonstone,
Iolite, Crystal
  Kamishimo, 2017 SOLD
26 x 12 x 9"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
$25,800
  Kamishimo, 2017
( Detail ) 
Includes:
Mother of Pearl, Moonstone,
Iolite, Crystal
 
             
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  Fanfrill, 2017
( Detail )
Includes:
Faux Pearl, Crystal, Garnet,
Citrine, Mother of Pearl, Moonstone
  Fanfrill, 2017 SOLD
31 x 13 x 15"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
$32,800
  Fanfrill, 2017
( Detail )
Includes:
Faux Pearl, Crystal, Garnet,
Citrine, Mother of Pearl, Moonstone
 

Vivian has shared her thoughts about each work:

 

CHILDREN OF KABUKI

In early modern Japan, Kabuki was a popular form of theater, especially in Edo (today’s Tokyo) and Osaka. A play’s cast was all male and included celebrities well-known to theatre-goers. To best promote the stars and the plays, thousands of full-colored woodblock prints were created and distributed throughout the city and sold in retail shops. The prints were lavish, visual spectacles. A cultural phenomenon of the time, woodblock prints with thousands of distinctive designs were produced every year. These woodblock prints inspired me to sculpt figures depicting the dress of Kabuki actors. The colors and contrasts of my patterns, the use of black and the boldness of the detail mirror the colorful, graphic and dramatic costumes of the actors.

“Kamishimo” portrays a young boy wearing a classic formal ceremonial dress (called a Kamishimo) worn by Samurais during the Edo period (1603 -1868). The two-piece garment featured a sleeveless vest with wing-like, extended shoulders worn over a kimono. The pants were very full, with deep pleats, and fell to the floor giving the appearance of a voluminous skirt. This costume appeared often in woodblock prints as so many Kabuki plays told stories of Samurai warriors. Because the Samurai image was so popular at this time, the classic Kamishimo was also a distinctive feature of the dolls produced by the very important and also popular Japanese doll-making industry during the Edo Period.

Kaleidoscope” depicts a young girl wearing an open jacket over her kimono with an Obi sash. The Obi sash was created and worn throughout the Edo Period. The mix of geometric patterns in the skirt, the tight metallic prints and the use of black for high contrast were all influences of the Kabuki woodblock prints.

Kabuki Hat” shows a girl holding her highly ornamented doll and wearing a hat decorated with fan motifs. The fan was an extremely popular item of the time and was seen quite often in Kabuki prints. Fans appeared in prints on the costumes of the actors, adorned their hats and functioned as accessory props in their hands. In Japanese culture, one was not considered fully dressed if the outfit was not completed with a fan. The fan also suggested mystery as they were often illustrated with stories and symbols.

Fan Frill” portrays a lady of high bearing wearing a dress decorated with fan prints and large fan appliqués on her shoulders and skirt bottom. The Kabuki influences can be seen in the use of black for dramatic contrast, the bright colors and the over embellishment of the baby’s costume. The baby is holding a cat doll, a symbol in Japanese culture of good luck and prosperity. The cat is so adored that the Japanese have erected many shrines to them.

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