Marc Newson Exhibition Aikuchi Katana SwordView text
In January 2019, Gagosian presented new works by Marc Newson. It was Marc’s first exhibition of limited-edition furniture pieces in more than a decade.
The exhibition included an Aikuchi sword made by the swordsmith Saburo Nobufusa Hokke, a ‘Japanese Living National Treasure’ from the renowned Tōhoku region. The Tōhoku region, devastated by the March 11th, 2011 disaster, is well known for its rich history of craftsmanship. This project was an effort to shine a light on the Tōhoku region and its tradition of craftsmanship. By relocating the katana into the realm of fine art, Marc underscored their cultural significance, showing the value of technical precision to be both a functional and an aesthetic concern.
Edition of 6.