The Animal and Flower Vases

Takeshi Kitano2010

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
Paris, France

A director with a lmography laced with violence and melancholy, a TV gure and painter, Kitano Takeshi is a multifaceted artist. In 2010, he created a solo show for the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain titled Gosse de peintre, an unprecedented and extraordinary project in which his imaginative vision and inventiveness were given full rein. For this occasion, he created a series of zoomorphic vases associating a ower with an animal—a playful twist on the art of Ikebana.


  • Title: The Animal and Flower Vases
  • Creator: Takeshi Kitano
  • Date Created: 2010
  • Physical Dimensions: variable dimensions
  • Provenance: Gift of the artist, 2010
  • Rights: © Office Kitano Inc.
  • Medium: Painted ceramic by Cleto and Alessandro Munari

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