YAGI KAZUO’S MR. SAMSA’S WALK: A TRULY SEMINAL JAPANESE CERAMIC ART OBJECT? – TAASA Review December 2019
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This article was originally found in the December 2019 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 28, Issue 4, Page 12).
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Tomohiro Daicho I n Japan today, Yagi Kazuo’s Mr.
Samsa’s Walk (1954) is regarded as the first seminal work of sculptural ceramics.
The work consists of a body shaped on a potter’s wheel with a number of protruding tubular parts, and its title is derived from Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis...