• Through a Collector's Eye: The auction at Christies

    Sale 14498

    Through a Collector's Eye: The Kenzo Kagami Collection of Postwar Japanese Art

    11 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    Shusaku Arakawa (1936 - 2010)

    Untitled

    Estimate

    Shusaku Arakawa (1936 - 2010)
    Untitled
    signed and dated S. Arakawa 1963 (lower right)
    coat hanger and oil on canvas
    230.5 x 160.5 cm.
    Painted in 1963


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    Shusaku Arakawa’s work has entered many museum collections including The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and The National Museum of Art, Osaka. A work titled The Portrait of Mr. M, 1967, is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA), go to:
    http:/www.moma.org/collection/works/146952?locale=en

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    Provenance

    Galerie Alfred Schmela, Dusseldorf


    Pre-Lot Text

    Through A Collector's Eye: The Kenzo Kagami Collection of Post-War Japanese Art


    Literature

    The Ateneum Art Museum, Ars 69 Helsinki, exhibition catalogue, (Helsinki, 1969), no. 3
    The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma and The Museum of Art, Ehime, Through a Collectors Eye: Japanese Art after 1945, exhibition catalogue, (Japan, 2001), cat. no. 71, p. 87


    Exhibited

    1969: Ars 69 Helsinki, The Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki
    2000 - 2001: Arakawa Shusaku Tokubetsu tenji (Special Exhibition), The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma,
    2001 - 2002: Through a Collectors Eye: Japanese Art after 1945, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma and The Museum of Art, Ehime