Karen LaMonte


Overall: 129.5 x 85.1 x 59.7 cm (51 x 33 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.) Weight: 700 lb. (317.52 kg)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cast glass

On View

Daphne and Peter Farago Gallery (Gallery 258)


Contemporary Art



LaMonte’s sculptures depict garments absent of an inhabitant, becoming meditations on the way clothing can shape and show identity. During a seven-month fellowship in Kyoto in 2007, LaMonte studied the meanings embodied by the kimono, and Maiko is titled after the young apprentice geishas. Cast in clear glass, this kimono seems at once weighty and ephemeral, speaking both to the depth of legacy into which each maiko enters as well as the transience of the actions which she performs as a geisha.


Between 2011 and 2013, consigned by the artist to Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA; 2013, sold by Imago Galleries to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and funds donated by Myles J. Slosberg and Diane Krane, Susan B. Kaplan in honor of Carol and Davis Noble for their contributions to the development of the MFAs Contemporary Art program, Ronald and Anita Wornick, Lorraine D. Bressler, Michael and Karen Rotenberg, and Davis and Carol Noble


© Karen LaMonte 2010