"Composition in Black and Brown" Kite by Michael Thompson

2018
$5,680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 72.0" D: 1.5" H: 48.0"
Materials
Bamboo
Paper
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMT178
Estimated Shipping
$350

Chicago-based artist Michael Thompson creates unique kites crafted from split bamboo frames covered with stretched muslin and a collage of vintage Asian ephemera—including fragments of fabric, scrolls, drawings, and books collected during his travels. In “Composition in Black and Brown,” Thompson creates a scene of transformation. The kite is anchored on one end by an imposing mass of dark paint, an angular form swirling with brushstrokes. As the rigid form gives way to this turbulent energy within, its unyielding density dissolves into unguided motion, imbuing the kite with a sense of careless buoyancy.

Thompson has earned an international reputation for his kite works, an engrossing project initiated by the artist more than a decade ago.

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