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Bachi

Masayuki Nagare, Japanese, (February 14, 1923–July 7, 2018)

Creation date: 1973
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Granite Sculpture
Medium and Support: Polished black granite mounted on a stone base
Credit Line: Museum purchase through the Earle W. Grant Acquisition Fund
Accession Number: 1973.119
Dimensions: 83 in. x 36 in. x 9 1/2 in. (210.82 cm x 91.44 cm x 24.13 cm)
Measurements updated 8-2012 (this is not a 11" scultpure!). These measurements do not include the base.

Provenance

Stæmpfli Gallery, Inc., New York, New York (1973 - 1973)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1973 - )

Masayuki Nagare, Kita-gun Kagawa-ken, Japan (1973 - 1973)

Label Copy

The Fine Art Gallery of San Diego
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1975
The sculpural monolith is modeled after the pick with which Japanese geishas play the samisen, a stringed guitar-like instrument. According to the artist it tells of being broadminded as suggested by the spreading out of the lines at the top. He spends hours polishing surfaces until they are sensuously beautiful, allowing subtle accents of original stone texture to remind one of the original links to nature. This textural contrast is vital to the artist's concept.

San Diego Museum of Art
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1978
The sculpural monolith is modeled after the pick with which Japanese geishas play the samisen, a stringed guitar-like instrument. According to the artist it tells of being broadminded as suggested by the spreading out of the lines at the top. He spends hours polishing surfaces until they are sensuously beautiful, allowing subtle accents of original stone texture to remind one of the original links to nature. This textural contrast is vital to the artist's concept.
Last Updated: 3/2/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1975 - 00/00/00

San Diego Museum of Art: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1978 - 00/00/00

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Signature, On bottom:

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