Art that drives me MAD?

Picks from “Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design,” currently at the Museum of Art and Design or — you got it — MAD:

I could so easily live with this 1990 Toshiko Takaezu vase with its characteristic  tiny- puckered-mouth — strong, calm, and elegant — and this dramatic basket by Torii Ippo, who taught himself to weave bamboo by studying his father’s works.  He made this in 1985 and called it Shimmering Heat.  I apologize for the photograph with all the glare and reflection — there is a professional photo on the museum web site, but this snapshot better captures the flair and movement that makes me want nab this piece.

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