Jiro Yonezawa

100jy Red Fossil 20-4, Jiro Yonezawa
bamboo, urushi lacquer, 22.5" x 21.25" x 21", 2020, $9,000

Jiro Yonezawa Bamboo sculpture

95jy Ecdysis, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo and urishi laquer, 27” x 8” x 5.75”, 2019, $1,800

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97jy Twister, Jiro Yonezawa, steel, bamboo, urushi lacquer, 13” x 30” x 5”, 2013, $2,600

jiro yonezawa large bamboo sculptural basket

59jy Red Heat Haze, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo and thread, 100" x 13.5", 2004, $Call

Full image view on left, Detail image view on right

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80jy Eye, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo, steel, urushi lacquer, 20” x 20” x 20”, 2014, $2,400

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98jy Thicket, Jiro Yonezawa, steel, bamboo, urushi lacquer,wood, 11.75" x17.25 x 9.5”, 2006, $4,600

Selected exhibitions:
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin (Ceramic and Fiber: A New Generation); American Craft Museum, New York, New York (Basketmakers selected by John McQueen); Long House Reserve, East Hampton, New York (Small Works in Fiber curated by Jack Lenor Larsen and Mildred Constantine); Crafts Council, London, England (Contemporary International Basketmaking, traveling exhibit) California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, California; Bellevue Art Museum, Washington; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York; Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri; Corvallis Art Center, Oregon; Springfield Museum, Oregon; The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2006

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64jy Ascension, Jiro Yonezawa, (#0610), bamboo, cedar root, cane, urushi lacquer, 22" x 7" x 7", 2006, $5,800

Bamboo basketry for me is an expression of detailed precision. In each basket there is the contrast of disciplined formality in technique and natural freedom in form. There is an element of intrigue and an element of complexity for what lies beyond form. These baskets represent a search for the beauty and precision in nature and a way to balance the chaos evident in these times.
                                Jiro Yonezawa

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