Kimono to Go

  • John Cederquist, Kimono to Go, 1991, plywood, veneers, epoxy resin, gold leaf, aniline dye, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of MCI, 2001.89.32

Luce Center Label

Kimono to Go is created out of inexpensive materials inlaid and stained to mimic both costly marquetry and the strong graphics of Japanese textiles (Smith, 2001). The kimono is “on the move,” appearing to step out of the crate on its own power. John Cederquist offers us a humorous image of traditional values from the East that have arrived on American soil to be swept up in our fast-paced consumer culture.

Luce Object Quote

“In John Cederquist’s . . . furniture, form doesn’t just diverge from function: it forces it off the road . . .” Roberta Smith, New York Times, April 27, 2001

Title
Kimono to Go
Artist
Date
1991
Location
Dimensions
78 x 38 x 15 in. (198.1 x 96.5 x 38.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of MCI

Mediums Description
plywood, veneers, epoxy resin, gold leaf, aniline dye
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – container
Object Number
2001.89.32
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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