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Robert Kuo Cream Lacquer Six-Panel Screen

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Chinese lacquer is a highly regarded art form and the earliest example dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. The term lacquer refers to the name of the substance and the technique. Lacquer is a translucent sap from trees (rhus verniciflua) that are indigenous to East Asia. Lacquer is a laborious and time-consuming process. After it is tapped from the trees, lacquer needs to be boiled and strained to rid of impurities and prepare it as a coating. The lacquer technique is to apply in thin layers multiple times, waiting for each layer to dry for 24 hours before the next application. Lacquer dries in high humidity and it is crucial that the right amount of lacquer is applied.

Details

  • Creator
    Robert Kuo (Designer)
  • Production type
    Limited Edition
  • Production time
    It will take 3-4 weeks to make this piece
  • In the Style Of
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 120 in. x W 22 in. x D 2.5 in.

    H 304.8 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 6.35 cm

  • Seller location
    West Hollywood, CA
  • Seller reference number
    8857
  • Reference number
    LU177923879512

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About The Maker

Robert Kuo

Robert Kuo

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Robert Kuo’s story bridges the gap between ancient Chinese and 21st century traditions. He gained technical expertise and learned about decorative tradition from hands on training. He soon mastered the basics that would serve him throughout his artistic career. Robert Kuo offers a wide variety of decorative objects, from small tabletop pieces to furniture and large landscaping elements. The work can be seen around the world, from the National History Museum in Taipei to exclusive hotels such as the Singapore Ritz-Carlton, The Four Seasons New York and some of the most exclusive homes in the world. Called “the imperial craftsman of the 21st century,” Kuo reinterprets the past for the present and future and has an avid and enthusiastic base of collectors that await his new designs.

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