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© Yuji Agematsu

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© Yuji Agematsu

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© Yuji Agematsu

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Yuji Agematsu

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Yuji Agematsu

American and Japanese, born 1956

untitled, ca. 1993

leather shoes on cobblestone

overall: 7 1/2 x 11 x 9 1/4 inches (19.05 x 27.94 x 23.49 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Evelyn Rumsey Cary and George Cary Funds, 2017

2017:17

Currently On View

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Provenance

the artist;
Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, June 20, 2017

Class

Sculpture (visual work)

Work Type

Assemblage (sculpture)

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In untitled, Yuji Agematsu transforms a conventional artistic genre—the still life of the artist’s tools in the studio—by applying it to his unconventional artistic practice. Here, a pair of worn leather shoes sitting atop an equally worn section of cobblestone allude to his daily ritual of combing the streets of New York in search of the pieces of used chewing gum, dead insects, and additional small bits of refuse that serve as the raw material for other sculptures. In addition to untitled, the Albright-Knox owns a larger installation that features findings from his walks from the first six months of 2006: zip: 01.01.06 . . . 06.30.06. Agematsu’s artmaking suggests a reconsideration of some of our most mundane activities: negotiating urban space and the ways in which the items we keep or choose to discard speak to the stories we tell about ourselves and our histories.

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