Kazuo Shiraga - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Osaka (acquired from the artist, 1961)
    By descent to the current owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "In front of me lay an austere road to originality. Run forward, I thought, run and run, it won’t matter if I fall down... Let me do it with my hands, with my fingers. Then, as I ran, thinking that I was moving forward, it occurred to me: Why not feet? Why don’t I paint with my feet?" Kazuo Shiraga, 1955



oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 25 5/8 in. (54 x 65 cm)
Signed in Japanese and dated "白髪一雄 1961 [Shiraga Kazuo]" lower left. Further signed and dated "昭和36年5月 白髪一雄 [36th year of Showa May Shiraga Kazuo]" on the reverse.

$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $305,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am