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Nene

2002
(American, 1947-)
Sheet: 77.5 x 94 cm (30 1/2 x 37 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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Koi, appreciated in Japan for their pretty gold and red markings, are often found in ponds and streams. This oversized specimen is named after the artist’s neighbor. Kelly learned traditional Japanese woodcut procedures and black ink painting from the master Tokuriki in Kyoto. Tokuriki taught him to start again rather than to correct a painting, and Kelly learned "that immediate touch--the moment you’re doing it--is important." Kelly’s work always appears spontaneous, an effect reinforced by adding accents in white paint.
Nene

Nene

2002

Daniel Kelly

(American, 1947-)
America, 21st century

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