Susumu Kamijo - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Phillips
  •  “It’s not about the dog, a specific poodle. It’s more about the form that looks like a poodle.”
    —Susumu Kamijo

    Susumu Kamijo is, perhaps, best known for his delightfully abstracted depictions of poodles. The intelligent and agile dogs take on a new impish character in Kamijo’s artistic hand. He was first introduced to poodles when visiting a dog show with his girlfriend Marta and was immediately taken with their immaculate coats. Since, he has sifted through thousands of images, sometimes using photographs of his own dogs, yet usually preferring those he uncovers on the internet. Ultimately, Kamijo selects his subject based simply on what he likes: “I definitely sometimes just choose an image because I know it’s going to be fun, and it’s going to look Pop, and happy, and it makes me feel good.”i Dance For Me In The Dusk translates his signature, fragmented style into a wall-mounted wooden sculpture, balancing the glamor of his canine muse with his penchant for darkly ambiguous narratives.


    Susumu Kamijo, Poodles, 12.


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Dance For Me In The Dusk

Polished walnut wood sculpture with glass and crystal resin details, contained in the original foam-lined wooden crate.
38 x 27 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (96.5 x 69.9 x 14 cm)
Incised with numbering '4/75 ED' on the underside, additionally signed in black ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity issued by the publisher, published by Avant Arte, Amsterdam.

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$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $1,397

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