Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969
Lot 31
Gutai
(1954-1972)
A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara
1966-1969
£30,000 - 50,000
US$ 40,000 - 66,000

Lot Details
Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969 Gutai (1954-1972) A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi  Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara 1966-1969
Gutai (1954-1972)
A Collection of 32 unique works by Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga, Yuko Nasaka, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Yoshihara Michio, Shuji Mukai, Saburo Murakami, Michimasa Naohara, Senkichiro Nasaka, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Masaya Sakamoto, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi Tai, Ryuji Tanaka, Teruyuki Tsubouchi, Chiyu Uemae, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Toshio Yoshida and Michio Yoshihara
1966-1969

variously signed and dated
mixed media, in 32 parts

Dimensions variable: ranging from 5 by 5.2 cm. to 15 by 7.8 cm.

These works were executed between 1966 and 1969.

Footnotes

  • These 32 works are sold together with an original envelope from the Gutai Pinacotheca addressed to Mr Jean-Clarence Lambert and a New Year's card drawn and signed by several Gutai artists from 1968 (measuring 24 by 25 cm.).

    Provenance
    Jean-Clarence Lambert, France (gift from the artists)
    Private Collection, France (by descent from the above)
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner



    The acclaimed poet, art-critic and former owner of this group Jean-Clarence Lambert led a life surrounded by the most significant art and artists of his time. From the very beginning, Lambert's publications honour the power of words as a gateway to art. Throughout his writings he paid tribute to the influence of the French poet Paul Valéry and dedicated his lyrical works to the leading figures of Surrealism such as Paul Eluard, André Masson and Joan Miró. This fascination he shared with many of the members of the Gutai group, especially their founding member Jirō Yoshihara.

    The present group of works comprises thirty two unique and original artworks gifted by the key members of the Gutai group to Jean-Clarence Lambert which he treasured for decades in his personal collection and represent an intimate and refined artistic exchange. Conceived as New Year's greetings, these works epitomise the very essence of what Gutai stands for on a greater scale: conceived as radical reinvention of gestural forms, this movement's bold, experimental openness towards a new frontier in art would not tolerate any limitation by classic painterly or sculptural norms. Discarding the constraints of the paintbrush and casting aside the received understanding of the artwork as merely an end product, the pioneering force of Gutai was derived from the belief that the act of creation should become an integral element of the artwork. As such the artists contrived a number of devices to incorporate the dynamism of their processes into their artistic production. Not merely defying traditional technical methods within their painterly practice, this revolutionary spirit also extended to exploring completely new means of involving the audience.

    By attaching such significance to the presence of the public, the moment of interaction becomes a performance in its own right. Sending out wishes for a Happy New Year therefore becomes more than a conventional, gregarious gesture. Based on Nengajō (年賀状) this Japanese custom of celebrating the beginning of a new year by delivering greetings cards is an important way of paying tribute to one's family and distant friends. Enrooted in a culture that values calligraphy not only as an instrument of communication but also as autonomous craft, the hand-writing qualities on display on New Year postcards express esteem as much as they demonstrate artistic skill. Well aware of the calligraphic heritage, the Gutai artists refined the practice of Nengajō to the point of an advanced act of performance from the mid 1950s onwards. In accordance with the credo that art should be released from closed rooms and that inanimate objects could be inspirited, these individually and collectively designed cards represented an animated way of reaching out to a valued audience.

    The present collection of cards also includes an original envelope bearing the address of the Gutai Pinacotheca. By initiating their own institute from the earliest days of the movement's inception, the Gutai group placed a substantial emphasis on recording their artistic achievements in a self-aware and self-determined way.

    Similar to the Gutai Journals, Mail Art became a cultivated element of Gutai practice to actively connect with the outer world. A distinct form of this concept was presented during the 11th Gutai Art Exhibition, when visitors would be invited to choose an artist-designed greeting card. In an attempt to involve the audience beyond the role of mere observer, the card would thereby be given the chance of revealing itself over an extended time period.

    The collectively undersigned, larger greeting-card to Jean-Clarence Lambert wishing him a "Happy New Year 1968" is a fascinating testimony to the nature of the Gutai group. As a collective that after all is known to have spread over two generations of artists, one can detect the unity of the artists, gathering to a joint creative practice. There is a subtle elegance marking the collective genesis and demonstrating a mutual respect amongst the artists. Traceable like a halo around the colourful emblems and ornate signatures, it shows how carefully the artists concede sufficient space in deference to their fellows. The individually crafted cards stand nothing short of miniature artworks. Just as the pictographs on the collective card, the delicate sheets display a strong concordance with large scale, museum-quality works of the celebrated artists. These works cannot be dismissed as mere sketches or experimental studies, particularly in the light of the Japanese heritage of excelling in craftsmanship in the smallest formats.

    An exquisite example of such a correlation is displayed on the card by Shozo Shimamoto. Exploring new ways to liberate colour, his Whirlpool works develop a new language of paint flowing in rhythmic grace liberated from the rigidity of the paintbrush. Equally striking is the card signed by Kumiko Imanaka, bearing her signature undulating shapes; this elongated, bi-chrome vision echoes her archetypical relief pieces. As it expands its hypnotizing effect on the given format, this work evokes the same strength of her three dimensional works showcased in the ground-breaking Gutai exhibitions of the time. The rounded cards are an erudite nod to Gutai founding member Jirō Yoshihara's exhaustive quest to paint the circular form. This collection can be seen as key to a journey of endless discovery bearing the most essential achievements of the Gutai legacy, such as the spumous textures reticulating on the card of Toshio Yoshida or the half-moon-shaped red line by the hand of Kazuo Shiraga referencing his Fan sculptures and paintings.

    The Gutai group's activities were carefully documented in their correspondences to connect with critics and fellow artists across the globe. France played a particularly crucial role in linking the Japanese avant-garde to Western Post-War developments. Assembled over the years by Jean-Clarence Lambert, this collection marks a deep mutual appreciation between the artists and the Paris-based critic. Almost a miniature museum of their own these collected artworks are a true treasure trove that encapsulates the spirit of a ground-breaking era, venerating their roots in an ancient Japanese tradition at the same time as they embodied all the main concepts that defined a radically new chapter of art history.
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