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Modern Art Monday Presents: Roulette: Number Five By Mokuma Kikuhata

roulette number five by mokuma kikuhata photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Roulette: Number Five (1964), an assemblage work, is one in a series titled Roulette by Japanese artist Mokuma Kikuhata (19352020). The title refers to a game of chance where players guess where a ball will land within a spinning numbered wheel.  To make this artwork, Kikuhata combined and arranged what he called “everyday objects—used and unwanted,” including a metal pail, a baseball, and a can.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.