09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

Keiji Usami (Japanese, b. 1940) A Couple

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM


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.
Condition: Good.

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.

Estimate $700-900

There are no condition issues to report.


Keiji Usami, Minami Gallery, Japan, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New England