By Tahlib, curator
In the final hour of her last scheduled day of chemotherapy, Verneida quietly presented a pink bag filled with home-baked cookies to the staff, along with thank you cards. It was an act of quiet gratitude that is typical of her. In such simple rituals we show the greatest respect. In that same spirit are the current installations of Japanese ceramics curated by Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe Los Angeles. That's why these humble ceramics (above) by Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop are our NEWS OF WEEK.

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