Kerry James Marshall, one of the leading international artists working today, is donating a portrait of prolific author, literary scholar and award-winning filmmaker Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. to the University of Cambridge.
How many places can you buy a Marc Jacobs bag in your city? One? Ten? Several hundred? Almost instant access to luxury goods is woven through modern life in a way that makes it hard to imagine a different situation, but of course it wasn’t always like this.
Working in an abstract vocabulary of smooth surfaces and sensually rounded forms with antecedents in the sculpture of Brancusi and Arp, Yasuda’s sculpture possesses the meditative stillness and tranquillity that may call to mind eastern philosophy or religion, but for Yasuda it is the ability of art to connect with mankind in general that motivates his practice.