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Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store

Paint Brushes from 'Atelier' Collection (2018) by Mitsuru Koga

Regular price $700 Unit price  per 

Description:
From Koga's celebrated and whimsical collection 'Atelier', a series of paint brushes meant to replicate the actual tools found in his atelier in Kanagawa, Japan. Each paint brush is carved from a single block of lumber and made to look like 2 separate pieces. Koga first carves each paint brush, attaches the metal hardware, places each brush hair bristle individually, then finally applies the colorful paint on the brush fibers last. Like all of Koga's works, there is a sense of wonder to each piece upon closer inspection. Not everything is like it seems.

Variation:
The brush you select in the dropdown is the brush you will receive. Each brush is one-of-a-kind and hand-done.

History:
Misturu Koga (b. 1980), based in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, Koga has the ability to infuse life into seemingly mundane materials, and transforms them into objects of art. These transformations are Koga’s commitment to exploring the delicate relationship between man and object, man and nature. His recent studio visit can be found here.

Measurement:
9'' H (red paint brush)

10.5'' H (white paint brush) 


Materials:
Wood block (base and brush), metal, brush bristles, paint

Care Instructions:
Fragile piece. Please handle with care.

Art pieces are final sale.
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store
Paint Brush by Mitsuru Koga - tortoise general store