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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Shusaku Arakawa (Japanese/American, 1936-2010) Untitled

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Shusaku Arakawa (Japanese/American, 1936-2010)

Untitled, from the series Bottomless
Signed and dated "S. ARAKAWA/1964" l.r., titled on a label from Harcus Krakow Gallery, Boston, affixed to the frame backing.
Mixed media including pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper, sight size 28 x 22 1/4 in. (71.1 x 56.5 cm),framed.
Condition: Gentle rippling, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: A gift from the artist to the current private Massachusetts collection in 1964.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Framed dimensions: 35 3/4 x 29 1/2 in.

Sheet measures 28 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. Hinged in two places along the top edge of the reverse. Acid burn along the edges of the sheet, especially at center right and at upper right corner. The acid burn is also visible on the reverse. Vertical stain to top edge on left, measuring 1/2 inch.

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Shusaku Arakawa