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  • Material

    Lacquer, mother-of-pearl (raden), polished metal (suzu-ita) and plexiglass

  • Size

    92 x 14 x 108 (h) cm

  • Period



OKADA Yūji (1948-2022)

Tsuitate (screen) with geometric pattern

Okada Yuji is widely recognized as one of the leading lacquer artists of his generation. This work of brilliant, shimmering iridescence embodies Okada Yuji’s long-standing interest in the beauty of natural shells.
This tsuitate is inlaid with New Zealand abalone shells.

The overall effect is hypnotic – achieved through painstaking traditional craftsmanship to create a work of very contemporary aesthetic.

Public collections
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Metropolitan Museum - New York
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Museum of Art from New Orleans
Denver Art Museum
Art Institute of Chicago
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery