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Title

AAM 01

2011

Artist

Koo Bohnchang

Korea

1953 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Korea
    Date
    2011
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    C-print
    Dimensions
    154.0 x 123.0 cm image; 197.0 x 158.0 cm sheet
    Credit
    Gift of the Joy and Harold Marchant Foundation 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    207.2020
    Copyright
    © Koo Bohnchang
    Artist information
    Koo Bohnchang

    Works in the collection

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    Associated with the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) and made from white-glazed porcelain, moon jars ('dalhangari') are unique to Korea. Essentially spherical, the vessels are admired not only for the technical skill involved in their production but for the beauty bestowed in their imperfections. Very few Joseon moon jars survive today and most of those are in museum collections outside of Korea. Over a number of years, Koo has reunited several of these jars through his photographs. Deliberately photographed to be shadowless, his images present the individuality of each weighty vessel. In this work AAM-1, 2011, Koo photographs in pink hues a singular portrait of moon jar, radiating its subtle beauty along with its delicate flaws. The work’s prosaic title indicates that it is in the collection of the Asian Art Museum (AAM) of San Francisco.

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