Artistry in Silk: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota
Posted: Feb 7th, 2018 | Press Release

Made between 1976 and 2003, Kubota’s breath taking creations bring new life to a complex, 16th century technique known as tsuiigahana, a rare combination of dyeing and drawing that was once thought lost forever.

In his production of sumptuous kimono that feature what Kubota came to call “Itchiku tsujigahana,” the artist has expanded contemporary ideas of landscape as subject matter, and the traditional kimono as a poignant, longstanding icon of Japanese culture, assuring his legacy as a ground-breaking artist who challenged existing art forms technically, visually and conceptually.

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