You do not want to drop this on your foot

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Readying for the Nov. 29 opening of the Jun Kaneko exhibition was no simple task for the BAM staff.

Jun Kaneko - Untitled, Head - 1995 - glazed ceramics - On loan from KANEKO Collection - PHOTO COURTESY OF BOISE ART MUSEUM

The exhibition includes a number of Kaneko's paintings, which in themselves are quite large, and several of his ceramic sculptures, pieces for which the word "big" does not even begin to describe.

Jun Kaneko - Untitled, Head - 1995 - glazed ceramics - On loan from KANEKO Collection - PHOTO COURTESY OF BOISE ART MUSEUM

Armed with directions from Kaneko's studio, the highly skilled staff worked slowly and deliberately to perfectly place Kaneko's massive "dangos, chunks, constructions," and this 6-foot-tall sublime ceramic head.

Jun Kaneko - Untitled, Head - 1995 - glazed ceramics - On loan from KANEKO Collection - PHOTO COURTESY OF BOISE ART MUSEUM