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    Sale 2806

    TWENTIETH CENTURY ART

    2 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 199

    Shinkichi Tajiri (AMERICAN, B. 1923)

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    Price Realised  

    Shinkichi Tajiri (AMERICAN, B. 1923)
    Table
    signed and dated 'S. Tajiri 1950' (underneath)
    iron
    23 cm. high
    This piece is unique.


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    Tajiri's work from the 1950's, which is still largely orientated towards French art, combines, on the one hand, characteristics of the Surrealism/Cobra trend, such as aggression, eroticism, spontaneity and a personal language of symbols; on the other hand, it is part of the Informal tendency, displaying a pre-occupation with decay and a use of unaffected, rough materials. All of this is accompanied by a relentless search for new materials and techniques, as well as a great deal of skills. (from: H. Bavelaar, Tajiri, Ghent 1990, p. 44)

    Provenance

    A. Besjakov, Copenhagen.