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Lots by the artist  Shozo Shimamoto (1928-2013) at auction

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Ink on paper

cm. 36x25

1976

Work

IN POST AUCTION

Lot: 468

55th Contemporary and International Art Auction

6th Session: Modern and Contemporary National and International Art

Framed

Photo certificate by Art U Gallery, Osaka (Japan)

Signed bottom right

Price: 2.800 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

Mixed media and holes on paper

cm 36x51

1962

Ana Esquisse (Hole Esquisse)

SOLD

Lot: 348

52nd Contemporary and International Art Auction

4th Session: National and International Modern and Contemporary Art

Framed

Photo-certificate by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto with no. ID 958

A very important type of work by Shimamoto from the Gutai period, currently underestimated by the market. In a letter dated 16 July 2002 to Tate, the artist revealed that he had started painting on supports made of glued newspapers because in the early 1950s he could not afford to buy canvases. Shimamoto found that the newspaper support would tear if the glue had not been completely dry before starting to paint on it or if the paper he had used was too delicate; this provided him with inspiration for his Holes series: Shimamoto superimposed the paper and by rubbing with a rough object he created the hole. This happened for the first time in Joshihara's studio in 1947! At the basis is his concept of anti-painting, of uncontrolled action, a sort of "action painting", which is a completely different concept from Fontana's, spatialist, neo-perspective and in search of plasticity in the Cut.

Signed and dated bottom right

Starting price: 20.000 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

Hammer price: 20.000 €  + buyer's premium  24%

Holes, pastel and ink on paper

cm 35x54

1972

Ana Esquisse 01

Code: 25683

46th Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto, with archive no.328, hand signed by the artist

Work displayed at the exhibitions in Osaka and Hyogo

Signed and dated bottom right

Private sale

Holes and mixed media on paper

cm 36,4x51,3

1962

Ana Esquisse

Code: 25682

46th Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto, with archive no.1060. Shown at "Shozo Shimamoto, Gutai works", 24.08.1997 - 04.10.1997, Hundermart-Koln Gallery, Germany. Photograph of the artist with the work behind his back, on the reverse

Hole by Shozo Shimamoto of great quality. Rare and important

Signed bottom right

Private sale

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