Shinro Ohtake - New Now: The Katayama Collection New York Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, Take Ninagawa, Shinro Ohtake (Shell & Occupy), May 14 - June 14, 2008
    London, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, Shinro Ohtake, October 12 - December 12, 2014, cat. no. 60, pp. 60-61 (illustrated)
    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 53, p. 77 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Numerous exemplary works by Shinro Ohtake, one of Japan’s leading and most innovative contemporary artists, are featured in Katayama’s collection, including Hawaii Hiho-Kan which reflects Ohtake’s signature mastery of collage. The world serves as Ohtake’s primary inspiration, manifested in layered representations of visions, dreams, and journeys expressed in his multimedia practice that extends into drawing, painting, large-scale assemblage and architectural pieces amongst other media. Ohtake’s renowned series of Scrapbooks, unique sculptural books comprised of found imagery and materials begun in 1977, were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Ohtake’s works have also been shown in an extensive solo exhibition at Parasol unit, London in 2014, and most recently in The Keeper, a major group show at the New Museum, New York in 2016.


Hawaii Hiho-Kan

signed and dated "Shinro Ohtake 98" lower center; further signed and dated "Feb - Apr. 98 Shinro Ohtake" on the reverse
printed matter with photocopy and sticker on paperboard, in artist's frame
21 3/8 x 28 5/8 in. (54.3 x 72.7 cm.)
Executed in 1998.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $27,500

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New Now: The Katayama Collection

New York Auction 19 September 2017