Kimono to Go

  • John Cederquist, Kimono to Go, 1991, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of MCI, 2001.89.32

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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
Artists
Date
1991
On View
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

Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – ethnic – Japanese dress
  • Object – other – container
Object Number
2001.89.32
Palette
Linked Open Data
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