Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 874

 
874
Kazuo Shiraga
Akazome, 1993.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,500
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 51.299

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Akazome. 1993.
Gouache.
Lower right signed. Verso signed, dated and titled in Japanese and with the artist's stamp. On firm wove paper. 39.7 x 27 cm (15.6 x 10.6 in), the full sheet.
[EL].

With a "Certificate of Registration" wit the number 106 from the Japan Art Dealers Association dated 17 February 2015.

PROVENANCE: Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong (with gallery label on rear of frame).
Privae collection Japan.

Essay
Kazuo Shiraga employs pictorial language not only as a means to describe an issue, he also makes it purpose and subject of the painting. In his painting, comparable with Action Painting, he probes his own limits and also employs his body for the execution of the painting. Kazuo Shiraga's later works, among which this one counts, are expressions of this active and yet contemplative process of creation. The highly expressive and zestful application of the paint on the intentionally fragmentary paper stands for the artist's intuitive approach to his artistic creation.
874
Kazuo Shiraga
Akazome, 1993.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,500
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 51.299

(incl. 25% surcharge)