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

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  • Provenance

    Base Gallery, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, Galerie Tokoro; Tokyo, Seibu Art Forum; Tokyo, The Contemporary Art Gallery; Osaka, Nanba City, SO: Works of Shinro Ohtake 1955-91, September 2 - November 4, 1991, cat. no. 1, p. 95 (illustrated, titled Monica)
    Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shinro Ohtake Zen-Kei: Retrospective 1955-2006, October 14 - December 24, 2006, p. 333 (illustrated, titled Monica)
    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 163, p. 120 (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 Hong Kong (1980) 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.


Hong Kong

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "MONICA HONG KONG Shinro Ohtake '80 Shinro Ohtake '80" lower right
ink, pencil, printed matter, felt-tip pen, cardboard and film on cardboard
10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (27.3 x 36.8 cm.)
Executed in 1980.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $40,000

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Rebekah Bowling
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New Now: The Katayama Collection

New York Auction 19 September 2017