Akira Arita (Japanese/American, b. 1947)
Nike, 1978 Signed and dated "AKIRA ARITA 1978" in pencil l.c., with labels from Staempfli Gallery, New York, affixed to the reverse.
Graphite on paper, sight size 44 x 56 1/2 in., framed.
Subtle rippling, not examined out of frame.
N.B. The Osaka-born, New York-based artist Akira Arita attended the Rhode Island School of Design from 1966 to 1970, and was an instructor of drawing at RISD from 1975 to 1981. He has held solo-exhibitions at the Staempfli Gallery, Carnegie Institute, and Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.