12-18-2010 12-18-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2531B Boston
December 18, 2010 10:00 AMCalender
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Akira Arita (Japanese/American, b. 1947) Nike

$889$750
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2531B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 18, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Akira Arita, Staempfli Gallery, Nike, Rhode Island School of Design, Osaka, Carnegie Institute, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art