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Statue--Jun Kaneko

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Several statues by sculptor Jun Kaneko are on the lawn at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This one would be difficult to ignore. It's supposed to be 8 1/2 feet tall, weighing 3 tons. Kaneko, a master ceramicist, was born in Japan in 1942, coming to the U.S. in 1963. This work reminds me of sculpted heads of the Olmec culture of Yucatan.


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Taken on August 14, 2010