Pine Forest Desk

Pine Forest Desk
Title: Pine Forest Desk
Artist: Michael Hurwitz
Date: 1998
Materials: Traditional Japanese Urushi over wood
Dimensions (H x W x D): 32 x 63 x 20"
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Lender Credit: Collection of the Artist
Photo Credit: Tom Brummett
Price: $45,000
Object ID: 2015.MH.06
Notes: A collaboration with Yuji Kubo: this traditional Urushi pattern is made partly by dropping pine needles into the wet Urushi, with numerous subsequent layers added before finally removing the needles. There is also a dusting of very fine metallic powder dropped between the layers of Urushi to develop its deep opalescent quality.
Installation Notes: Please prevent touching of the polished laquer (Urushi) surface during the exhibition