Mokuma Kikuhata Roulette: Number Five 1964

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 412 The David Geffen Wing

To make this artwork, Kikuhata combined and arranged what he called “everyday objects—used and unwanted.” See if you can find these objects: a metal pail, a baseball, and a can.

This work was one in a series titled Roulette, referring to a game of chance where people guess where a ball will land within a spinning numbered wheel. Take another look and imagine a game you could play using this artwork.

Kids label from 2022
Paint, pencil, metal, can, pail, and baseball mounted on wood
42 1/8 x 25 3/8 x 8 1/2" (107 x 64.5 x 21.6 cm)
Daphne Hellman Shih Fund
Object number
© 2023 Mokuma Kikuhata
Painting and Sculpture

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