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"I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. It's still transparent. I realized that if I was going to make these forms, which interlock and interweave, it can only be done with a line because a line can go anywhere." -- #RuthAsawa ___ Ruth Asawa, born on this day, is best known for her extensive body of hanging wire sculptures. On view at the @pulitzerarts in St. Louis through February 16 is a major exhibition featuring some sixty sculptural works from throughout the artist’s career. __ Pictured: Ruth Asawa, 1957. Photo: Imogen Cunningham © 2017 Imogen Cunningham Trust. Artwork © Estate of Ruth Asawa #DavidZwirner

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“An artist is not special. An artist is an ordinary person who can take ordinary things and make them special.” - Ruth Asawa

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The @pulitzerarts’s presentation in St. Louis of the first posthumous exhibition of Ruth Asawa’s practice has been named “this year’s most beautiful exhibition,” by the @washingtonpost. Featuring some sixty sculptural works from throughout the artist’s career, this is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to Asawa outside California, where the artist was born and spent much of her life. The works included in this show demonstrate the breadth and diversity of her looped-wire sculptures, from small spheres to long, elaborate "form within a form" compositions, in which nested shapes unfold from a single continuous line of wire. The artist’s lesser-known forms on view include hyperbolic shapes, suspended cones, and interlocking spheres. Ruth Asawa; Life’s Work is on view through February 19, 2019. See link in bio for more. ___ Pictured: Installation view, Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 2018. #RuthAsawa #DavidZwirner

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One of my absolute favourite sculptors, Ruth Asawa was born in Norwalk, California, 24 January 1926. Her Japanese-born father operated a truck farm until World War II when the family were incarcerated. After graduation from the internment centre's high school, Asawa enrolled in Milwaukee State Teachers College, intending to become an art teacher, although – because of her Japanese heritage – no-one would hire her for the requisite practice teaching to complete her degree. (It was finally awarded to her in 1998.) Asawa then studied at Black Mountain College with Josef Albers from 1946 to 1949, and began experimenting with wire. She married architect Albert Lanier in July 1949 and had six children. In the 1950s, she deepened her experimentation with crocheting wire and learned a technique in Toluca, Mexico, from villagers who made baskets from galvanized wire. These sculptures earned her acclaim in the 1950s and her work was shown at the @whitneymuseum and in the 1955 São Paulo Art Biennial. (She is seen here photographed by Imogen Cunningham in 1957.) In 1968, Asawa created her first figurative work, a mermaid fountain in Ghirardelli Square on San Francisco’s waterfront; she had 200 schoolchildren shape images of San Francisco in dough, which were then cast in iron. She went on to design other public fountains and became known in San Francisco as the 'fountain lady'. Asawa was passionate about art education, especially for children. In 1968, she became a member of the San Francisco Arts Commission and lobbied politicians and charitable foundations to support arts programs. She helped co-found the Alvarado Arts Workshop for school children in 1968, which became a national model, and in 1982 helped build a public arts high school which was renamed the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts in 2010. Asawa would go on to serve on the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 and from 1989-1997 she served as a trustee of the Fine Arts Museums of SF. Her astonishing work is now in the collections of major museums in the US and internationally. Ruth Asawa died aged 87. #bowdown #ruthasawa #bornthisday

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Ruth Asawa (January 24, 1926 – August 5, 2013) She experimented with crocheted wire sculptures of abstract forms that appear as three-dimensional line drawings. She learned the basic technique while in Toluca, Mexico, where villagers used a similar technique to make baskets from galvanized wire. She explained: I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. It’s still transparent. I realized that if I was going to make these forms, which interlock and interweave, it can only be done with a line because a line can go anywhere. While her technique for making her sculptures resembles weaving, however, Asawa did not study weaving nor did she use fiber materials. #ruthasawa #ruthasawaart #textiles #textilearts #womeninart #tapisserie #tapestry #fiberart #visualartist #croatianart #wallhanging #fineart #textiledesign #textilesculpture

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Here's a photo of champagme colored bubble coral I wish I could squeeze in my hands...😅 They remind me of an artist called Xavery Wolski (next 2 photos) a Mexican-Polish artist whose work is VERY (almost questionably) close to famous American artist Ruth Asawa 1926-2013 (see following pics). ...My opinion on installations is that they are meant to be enjoyed not just in museums but in homes and places of hospitality! They add a new dynamic to space, the kind we can interact with. That's the point of installations after all! Look at that large dining suite! 😍

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@davidzwirnerbooks is excited to participate in the @SFArtBookFair (July 20–22). On July 22 at 2:30, join us at @minnesotastreetproject for the launch of an important new monograph on Ruth Asawa. @jonathanlawrencelaib, Director at @DavidZwirner, will be in conversation about Ruth Asawa with Addie Lanier and Aiko Cuneo of the Asawa family, and Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at @SFMOMA. … Pictured: Ruth Asawa working on a wire sculpture at her Saturn Street home, San Francisco, 1957. Photo by Imogen Cunningham © 2018 Imogen Cunningham Trust. #RuthAsawa #ImogenCunningham #SFABF2018 #SanFrancisco #DavidZwirnerBooks

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Happy birthday to sculptor #RuthAsawa! 🎈 Asawa is known for her crocheted-wire sculptures, public art commissions, and arts advocacy. Her technique emphasizes the intertwining lines, organic-inspired forms, and transparency of her works. One of Asawa's works, "Untitled (S.407)" (ca. 1952), was featured in our 2015-2016 exhibition "Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today."⠀ 〰⠀ 📷: Imogen Cunningham, "Ruth Holding a Form-Within-Form Sculpture" (1952)⠀ 🖼️: Ruth Asawa, "Untitled (S.407)" (ca. 1952)⠀ 〰⠀ #RuthAsawa #AsianAmericanArtist #Sculpture #NMWA #WomenInTheArts #5WomenArtists #WomenArtists

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“When I work on big projects, such as a fountain, I like to include people who haven’t yet developed their creative side—people yearning to let their creativity out. I like designing projects that make people feel safe, not afraid to get involved.” —Ruth Asawa Check out our stories to learn more about one of our #5WomenArtists this month and see Asawa’s work on view in ongoing exhibition The Medium Is the Message: Art since 1950. 📸by @cantorarts curator @aleesapalexander . #womenshistorymonth #womenartists #ruthasawa #artsince1950 #cantorartscenter . Ruth Asawa (U.S.A., 1926–2013), Untitled, c. 1962. Copper or bronze wire. Gift of Carol and Dexter Hake, 2014.110

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So beautiful to have mom here on Friday...to show her what I do, where I live...I can’t believe she’s gonna be 60 this year. For many years when I was growing up she basically functioned as a single mom, working hard to take care of Alex and I. She thinks I don’t remember, but of course I do. It feels rewarding to be able to take her to dinner, treat her to what she deserves after all this time. Here we are sharing the space of a Ruth Asawa sculpture, a work made by an exceedingly strong, amazing Asian American woman artist. Happy to have mama in Palo Alto, even if only for a day. To be in the presence of strong Asian women 🥰❤️😍 . . . . . . #takeyourmomtoworkday #momportrait #ruthasawa #ruthasawaart #asianamerican #asianamericans #firstgeneration #thaimom #thaimama #hapa #halfie #themediumisthemessage #cantorartscenter #stanforduniversity #stanford #momvisit #strongbitches #immigrantmom #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #immigrantmama #immigrantparents #strongasianwomen

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Ruth Asawa. She has been a *major* creative influence for me since I was young. She has 10 pieces in the permanent collection at the @deyoungmuseum in SF, amongst other work at the @guggenheim + @whitneymuseum. Her story is heartbreaking, bittersweet, and beautiful, as she was interned, along with so many other Japanese Americans at that time. She was a fierce arts education advocate and the driving force behind the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts, which was renamed the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts in 2010 in tribute to her. If you're not familiar with Ruth, it's worth finding out more. 📷: Imogen Cunningham ✨❤️ -Cass #womenshistorymonth #sfhistory #womenyoushouldknow #ruthasawa #goldandrust

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Hanging dining centerpiece

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So taken by her process. Amazing work and patience. #ruthasawa

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Maravillosas estas esculturas suspendidas de alambre de la artista americana-japonesa Ruth Asawa ✨✨ #inspiration #artinspiration #ruthasawa

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DISCO

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a new favorite: ruth asawa and her beautiful wire sculptures

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Ruth Asawa absorbed in lithography, circa 1965, at Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. During her two-month artist residency she had the run of the workshop and collaborated with 7 printers. The lithographs from this collaboration appear to be the only prints she made. #tamarindinstitute #ruthasawa #tamarindcollaboration #tamarindhistory #tamarindarchive #throwbackthursday #5womenartists

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Throughout the year the gallery is supporting women artists by showing women’s work ( #clementinedechabaneix, #helledamkjær, #valeriekling, #dianalui, #liliroze, #manuelapaulcavallier, #nathalieseillerdejean, #isabellesicart ) but let’s celebrate March as the women’s history month! CAN YOU NAME FIVE WOMEN ARTIST? #ruthasawa #marycassatt #camilleclaudel #louisebourgeois #margueritegerard Please share post about your favorite woman artist! #5womenartists Camille Claudel- 8December 1864 – 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor. Although she died in relative obscurity, Claudel has gained recognition for the originality and quality of her work. Talented from youth, inspired by nature, and captivated by love, Camille Claudel unlocked the emotive power of sculpture after centuries of its subtleties having been obliterated by excessive polishing and focus on technique. Drawn intuitively to the innocence of children, the experience of old age, and the complexities of love and madness, Claudel exhibited great skill in the portrayal of raw and real emotions. Whilst sculpture until this point had typically dealt in hard and impenetrable subject matter akin to its materials, Claudel managed to peer beyond the surface and add transformative elusiveness to formulaic solidity. Sadly, following the end of her long-standing affair with fellow sculptor, Auguste Rodin, Claudel's own underlying delicacy unravelled and she experienced a psychological breakdown. As unsupported personally as she had been professionally, her own family placed her in an asylum. This action was the equivalent of caging a bird, and as Claudel could not fly in captivity, she instead became the living embodiment of her pain, a symbol of the destruction of love, existing only in her own despair. Although the woman herself died in relative obscurity, interest in her art grew organically and there is now a National Museum in France dedicated to Claudel's life's work.

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Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an American sculptress, mother of six children and the wife of architect Albert Lanier. Her body of work is extensive-she is best known for her hanging wire sculptures. It challenges the conventional notions of sculpture through emphasis on lightness and transparency. Ruth talks about repeatedly choosing to create transparent forms because it "isn't stealing space from anyone". Credit: The Estate of Ruth Asawa

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A beautiful piece—and silhouette—by San Francisco-based artist Ruth Asawa. [Untitled, 1963, Galvanized iron wire.] 🌁 . . . [Image: Floating, biomorphic sphere—an orb woven from wire, through it looks like grey-brown tree roots, or a structure from a coral reef. Museum note: “Inspired by the structures of roots and branches, Asawa bundled groups of wires and then divided them into progressively smaller bursts that radiate outward from a central axis.”] 🎆 . . . #ruthasawa #art #sanfrancisco #famsf #deyoung #deyoungmuseum #wire #sculpture #installationart #shadows #sf #museum

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inspiration 🖤 #ruthasawa

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#RuthAsawa suspended sculptures, created with crocheted wire! 🙌🏼 // OUTSIGHTER // Ruth Asawa (1926-2013, California) was an American sculptor and a strong advocate of art education as a transformative and empowering experience, especially for children. ⠀⠀ The power of her abstract wire sculptures comes from her deep understanding of the “economy of a line”, how a line can create these three-dimensional drawings in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. “It’s still transparent,” she once described. “I realized that if I was going to make these forms, which interlock and interweave, it can only be done with a line because a line can go anywhere.” ⠀⠀ While her technique for making her sculptures resembles weaving, however, Asawa did not study weaving nor did she use fiber materials. She learned the basic technique while in Toluca, Mexico, where villagers used a similar technique to make baskets from galvanized wire. ⠀⠀ A child of Japanese immigrants, Ruth spent most of her childhood in Japanese American Internment Camps and War Relocation Centers around the country during World War II. She was interested in art from a very young age, and following her graduation from the internment center’s high school, she attended Milwaukee State Teachers College, intending to become an art teacher. She was prevented from attending college on the California coast, as the war had continued and the zone of her intended college was still declared prohibited to ethnic Japanese, whether or not they were American citizens. ⠀⠀ She travelled to Mexico the summer before her final week in Milwaukee, where a friend of Josef Albers told her about Black Mountain College. She decided to enroll, being able to study under Albers himself, learning to use commonplace place materials and starting to experiment with wire in the technique she had learned while in Mexico. ⠀⠀ "Ruth was ahead of her time in understanding how sculptures could function to define and interpret space," said Daniell Cornell, former curator of the de Young Museum in San Francisco. "This aspect of her work anticipates much of the installation work that has come to dominate contemporary art." ⠀⠀ 📸 via @davidzwirner

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Impulse buy. So good. #ruthasawa

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Continuing on with highlights from the April 5-6 Spring Sale is this woven wire basket by Ruth Asawa, Lot 556. Asawa began creating sinuous woven wire sculptures in the 1940s, while a student at Black Mountain College. In a New York Times she is quoted as saying, I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. It's still transparent." This piece was owned by a friend of Asawa, a fellow student at Black Mountain College. He had it on display at his Connecticut gallery in 1953, then had it in his own collection. Asawa was born in Norwalk, California, the child of Japanese immigrants. During World War II she and family were placed into an internment camp. Following graduation from the internment center's high school, she attended Milwaukee State Teachers College with the intent of becoming an art teacher. While studying in Mexico before her final year of college Asawa met designer Clara Porset, who in turn introduced her to Josef Albers, who was teaching at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Asawa studied under Albers from 1946 to 1949. The wire sculptures that she began creating in the 1940s attained prominence in the 1950s, and her work appeared several times at the Whitney Museum. Asawa was also a passionate advocate for art education, serving on the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. * * * #womenartists #womenartistwednesday #ruthasawa #wiresculpture #contemporaryart #auction #bidhighbidoften

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Success is the best revenge 😪🧜‍♀️ #ruthasawa

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Stay updated on auction dates for 2019 with @ragoauctions and @bidsquare - details on our website.

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In February 1942, Ruth Asawa's father,who had been living in the United States for forty years, was arrested by FBI agents and taken to a camp in New Mexico. The family did not see him for almost two years. In April, Ruth was sent along with her mother and five siblings to the Santa Anita race track in Arcadia, California, where they lived for five months in two horse stalls. They took only what they could carry. Suddenly Ruth did not have to work long hours on the family farm, and she used her free time to draw. Among the internees were animators from the Walt Disney Studios, who taught art in the grandstands of the race track. In September, the Asawa family was sent by train to an internment camp in Rohwer, Arkansas, where Ruth continued to spend most of her free time painting and drawing, a practice which would lead her to her ultimate profession.⁣ .⁣ By the time Asawa arrived at Black Mountain College in the summer of 1946, it had been in operation 13 years. Protected by its rural isolation, the college had succeeded in creating a safe environment where a truly individualized education was possible. According to Asawa, “Teachers there were practicing artists, there was no separation between studying, performing the daily chores, and relating to many art forms. I spent three years there and encountered great teachers who gave me enough stimulation to last me for the rest of my life — Josef Albers, painter, Buckminster Fuller, inventor, Max Dehn, the mathematician, and many others. Through them I came to understand the total commitment required if one must be an artist.”⁣ .⁣ #onblackmountain #specialexhibit #comingsoon #firstfridayapril #sagerbraudisgallery #ruthasawa ⁣ ⁣

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Bursting into spring 🌱☀️ Ruth Asawa, “Spring,” 1965, lithograph #firstdayofspring #spring #ruthasawa #5womenartists

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Today’s #5WomenArtists pick: Ruth Asawa. This is "Untitled (S.027, Hanging, Six-and-a-Half Open Hyperbola Shapes that Penetrate Each Other),” 1954. It’s hard to photograph well and it’s so intricate and magical that you really have to see it in person. My photo is a little blurry but I actually kind of like the softness of it. ✨ Asawa was the child of Japanese immigrants and she and her family were in internment at the Santa Anita Racetrack. It’s significant that she came into her artistic career in the 1940s, a time not friendly to Japanese immigrants or women in the US. From the wall text: “Ruth Asawa created this ethereal sculpture using a looping technique she described as "drawing in space." Studying at the radical art experiment that was Black Mountain College in the late 1940s reinforced her beliefs in responding to nature directly and with an economy of means.” 🔻

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Dream collaboration.... #marchmeetthemaker Day 19 I’ve gone impossible dream on this one and chosen Ruth Asawa. I love the shapes and movement in her work and her chain mail work looks repetitive enough to suit me. Combining paper and metal is something that pops into my head every now and again.... . . . #paperartist #paperart #folded #foldedart #origamistars #origami #origamicards #spirals #paperfolding #happyfolding #mypaperworld #lovepaper #folksyseller #handmade #stars #handmadeisbest #madeintheuk #ruthasawa #madebyhand #chainmail #collaborations #amazingmakers #marchmeetthemaker

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This amazing ceiling to floor wire sculpture (and its shadow) by Ruth Asawa is at the Oakland Museum of California Art where I spent some time this past weekend. Asawa was a force behind the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts which was renamed for her in 2010.

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Spring is here in California! Just for fun we tried out our copper plated test pieces in the garden 💚

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Dream pieces for Travel & Community bagua. . . .

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#RuthAsawa... photo by Imogen Cunningham...1956 #art

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The gang is all here and we are ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s day! Don’t forget to wear green 💚

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TRANSFUSÃO DE GRANULÓCITOS B-Transfusão Profilática de Granulócitos: Não há evidências que a transfusão profilática de concentrado de neutrófilos seja eficaz. Ao contrário, na prevenção de infecções primárias (profilaxia primária) e recidiva de infecções (profilaxia secundária) os riscos de incidência de aloimunização, desenvolvimento de anticorpos linfocitotóxicos e refratariedade plaquetária, influem negativamente na resposta dessa abordagem terapêutica. Para profilaxia secundária das infecções fúngicas, nenhum dos pacientes apresentou reativação de infecção com a terapêutica de transfusão de granulócitos, mas a mesma resposta terapêutica foi obtida somente com terapia antifúngica. #granulocyte #art #medicine #loopedwire #sculpture #crochet #artist #iconic #ruthasawa 📍

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#mermaidfountain 🧜🏼‍♀️💦🧜🏼‍♀️ at #ghiradellisquare in San Francisco 💙 #mermaid #fountain #ruthasawa #sanfrancisco #mysanfrancisco

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Portrait of artist Ruth Asawa taken by her good friend Imogen Cunningham, 1952. #ruthasawa #imogencunningham #womenshistorymonth

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a heartache of a week for so many. the fatigue of good hearts. today grandma was over and she asked the boys to remember the bright battlers / beaming beacons. they were blazing this week too. for whatever reason, i keep thinking of ruth asawa's desert flowers. asawa came to know these plants during the japanese american incarceration and returned to them years later in her drawing. - - - "she drew everyday — in the morning before her family was awake, when watching her children, when watching television, at the many public meetings she attended as an activist. meandering lines and patterns, explorative variations of the same form or subject, and the most economical way to convey an image characterize her work. the act of drawing, not the drawing itself, mattered to her. drawing was a daily exercise to hone her perception and concentration so that she was always ready to see." 💛 - - Ruth Asawa. Desert Plant. 1965. #ruthasawa

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#ruthasawa Asawa “is renowned for her ethereal wire hangings that redefine the notion of sculpture as solid form. Her looping technique produced two works of art simultaneously—the sculpture itself & the shadow it casts” (LACMA) It reminds me of the work of Gego, the amazing Venezuelan artist

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Ellen DeGeneres’s house in Los Angeles - Design by Tommy Clements and his mother Kathleen with the desire of simplicity and a choice of strong materials. In the living room, a ‘Grand Singe Avisé’ made by François-Xavier Lalanne in 2005 sits in front of a the large windows. The sofa is from Jean Royère, on the right, above the fireplace, we can see a painting made by Anne Trui in 1974 : ‘Brunt IV’, and in the corner a ‘Mobile’ from 1947 by Alexander Calder. Next to a Cy Twombly made in 1959 called ‘Untitled Rome’ there is a Christopher wool painting. On the second picture, we find two lounge chairs by Oscar Niemeyer in 1978, two Jean Prouvé’s ‘Visiteur-Armchairs’ made in 1948, and the ‘Sofa-Table’ in 1959. The sofa is also from Jean Royère , called "Ours Polaire sofa" and made in 1952. A sculpture of Ruth Asawa is hanging on the ceiling and a Mark Grotjahn drawing from 2008 is on the wall. And finally we find, at the forefront, some wooly sheep made by François-Xavier Lalanne in 1979. - #leslalanne #lalanne #claudelalanne #francoisxavierlalanne #ellendegeneres #portiaderossi #losangeles #alexandercalder #cytwombly #jeanprouvé #jeanroyere #ruthasawa #christopherwool #oscarniemeyer #luxury #homedesign #design #markgrotjahn

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Ready for Friday game night!

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Take a look around and discover some of the most iconic art pieces in the city. #ruthasawa #sanfrancisco #art (photo by @christineajeffrey)

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Can't wait to dive into this! Im mesmerized by her work. #ruthasawa #ruthasawaart #blackmountaincollege #bauhaus #josefalbers #albertlanier #sculpture #drawing

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CAN YOU NAME FIVE WOMEN ARTISTS ? Let’s celebrate March as the women’s history month! #ruthasawa #marycassatt #camilleclaudel #louisebourgeois #margueritegerard . “Little girl in a blue armchair”- Mary Cassatt: Mary Stevenson Cassatt (/kəˈsæt/; May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926[1]) was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (Now part of Pittsburgh's North Side), but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. #5womenartists #womenhistorymonth #marycassatt

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Also today is Ruth Asawa for #womenshistorymonth Her work is multiples with the physical work and the cast shadow. In permanence and impermanence her work is light, strong, soft and bold. A beautiful balance. #getinspired #womenartists #rebelwomen #contemporaryart #contemporaryartists #womenoftheartworld #greatwomen #create #5womenartists #allthewomenartists #era #equalrightsamendment #equalityforall #becauseofher #ruthasawa

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Labour. Sorting, planting, harvesting - Ruth Asawa; research. #fineart #ruthasawa #inspiration #kunst #feminism #artnotes #type #charcoal #on it

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Had the pleasure to take a look at the beautiful new gallery space at @ruthstablesf yesterday. They have lots of exciting plans in the works, including a year-long series of exhibitions celebrating the Bauhaus movement, more intergenerational programs, & deeper community partnerships- can’t wait to see what’s next! . . . . . . . . . . . [image description] Looking through a glass door to a courtyard with a table and chairs and a mini park with a small hill. An apartment building is in the background. It is a beautiful sunny day. . . . . . . . . . . . . #ruthstable #ruthasawa #bethanycenter #intergenerational #creativeaging #creativeage #creativeageing #olderadults #elders #communityart #communityarts #artgallery

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Sorry for the mistake! Don't post while distracted. . Ruth Asawa. Known for her geometric and abstract, ‘crocheted,’ tied wire sculptures, as well as multiple fountains in San Francisco. She was an arts education advocate and the driving force behind the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts Born: January 24, 1926, Norwalk, CA; Died: August 5, 2013, San Francisco, CA • “Untitled,” 1957, copper wire • #RuthAsawa #WomensHistoryMonth #womenartists #justcallthemartists #theycamefirst #celebratethem #herstory #community #alwca #artartart #WomensHistoryMonth2019

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🖤 #ruthasawa

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Public art commission update! This will be our first floor mounted piece. We are using pipes to provide internal structure, these will not be visible once the chrome platting is on.

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Ruth Asawa in her studio in San Francisco 1969 - Inspiration. #ruthasawa #japan #art #design #sculpture #maisonmouttemarseille

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Mmmm carne @jaofaichen 🌮🌮🌮🌮 #carneasada > #ruthasawa

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#RuthAsawa amid her wire-woven sculptures in the studio, 1954 #onlygoodthings

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Taken to extremes, modernism can become puritanical. It’s based on the premise that beauty is honesty, and honesty can, as we know, sometimes be brutal. . But the greatest modernists—and perhaps the Scandinavians in particular—were just as honest about human needs. . Lee F. Mindel for Architectural Digest, interviewed by Judith Thurman, Photography by Michael Moran . SheltonMindel℠ Hudson River Pier Residence, 2006 . Winner of AIA New York Chapter - Design Merit Award, 2014, SARA, NY- Professional Design Award, 2012 . Published in @archdigest Photography by @mmoranphoto . #leemindel #sheltonmindel #ruthasawa #architecture #interiordesign #bestofdesign #designers #sculpture #lighting #lightinstallation #lightingstudio #sara #professionaldesign #hudsonriver #design #hudsonriverdesign #architecturaldigest #neutrals #grey #gray @sheltonmindel @leemindel

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Layered bulbous piece, available at @stahlandband

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Ruth Asawa, Pt. II . . Upon graduating from high school while at the internment camp in Arkansas, Asawa went to Milwaukee State Teachers College in Wisconsin to become an art teacher. At the end of her third year, she was advised against student teaching because of anti-Japanese sentiment, without which she could not complete her degree. At her friends’ suggestion, Asawa left Wisconsin to join them at Black Mountain College, and this experience ultimately changed her life and career as an artist. Her teachers included Joseph Albers, Merce Cunningham, and Buckminster Fuller. While there, she also met her future husband, architect Albert Lanier. They had six children and remained life-long partners until his death in 2008. Asawa died at age 86 in 2013. (Texts summarized from Ruth Asawa and her website.) . . Her drawing entitled Untitled (BMC.120, Double Sheet stamp on newsprint) and two other drawings she made while she was at Black Mountain College are currently shown as a part of “The Bauhaus and Harvard” exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums through July 28, 2019. . . . Ruth Asawa New York, NY : David Zwirner Books, 2018 Distributed: NY: ARTBOOK/D.A.P. 199 pages: illustrations, portraits, photographs, facsimiles ; 34 cm English Catalog of the exhibition held at David Zwirner, New York, September 13-October 21, 2017. “Ruth Asawa” HOLLIS number: 99153719112003941 . . . #ruthasawa #ruthasawaart #womenartists #americansculptor #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth2019 #harvardfineartslibrary #fineartslibrary #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries #harvardlibrary #harvard #artbook #artist #bookstagram

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Ruth Asawa, Part I . “An artist is not special. An artist is an ordinary person who can take ordinary things and make them special.” – Ruth Asawa (quote taken from her website.) . . . But Ruth Asawa was a very special person. Asawa was an American sculptor, known primarily for her woven metal hanging sculptures. She was also a strong advocate for social change and devoted much of her time and energy towards education in her community in San Francisco. For nearly two decades since 1982, Asawa worked tirelessly to build a public high school for the arts in San Francisco. In 2010, the school was renamed as the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. . . Ruth Asawa was born on January 24, 1926 in Norwalk, California to Umakichi and Haru Asawa, Japanese immigrants who worked as truck farmers. In February of 1942, a couple of months after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the American government started arresting leaders in the West Coast Japanese-American community. Asawa’s father was arrested by the FBI and sent to New Mexico. In April of the same year, Asawa, her mother, and five of her siblings were relocated to the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, California first, then to Rohwer Relocation Center in Arkansas where they stayed until September of 1943. They would not see their father until 1948. . (Continue onto part II of our post on Ruth Asawa.) . . Ruth Asawa New York, NY : David Zwirner Books, 2018 Distributed: NY: ARTBOOK/D.A.P. 199 pages: illustrations, portraits, photographs, facsimiles ; 34 cm English Catalog of the exhibition held at David Zwirner, New York, September 13-October 21, 2017. “Ruth Asawa” HOLLIS number: 99153719112003941 . . . #ruthasawa #ruthasawaart #womenartists #americansculptor #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth2019 #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #artbook #artist #fineartslibrary #harvardfineartslibrary #harvardlibrary #harvard

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I obviously came here for the chocolates but this fountain is over 50 years old 🧜‍♀️ #california #bayarea #family #holiday #ruthasawa #sculpture #art #sculptress #girlpower #andreasfountain #avioning

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I obviously came here for the chocolates but this fountain is over 50 years old 🧜‍♀️ #california #bayarea #family #holiday #ruthasawa #sculpture #art #sculptress #girlpower #andreasfountain

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