Keiji Usami (Japanese, b. 1940)
A Couple, 1968
Identified on a label from Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 in. (91.4 x 116.8 cm), framed.
Provenance: A private New England collection.
N.B. Usami's work depicting fragmented figures largely derives from photographs of the Watts Riots of 1965 in Los Angeles. The six-day riot, which was the largest in Los Angeles history until the Watts Riots of 1992, was prompted by mounting racial tensions and accusations of police brutality.
There are no condition issues to report.