Sotheby’s is honoured to present Full Circle – Yoshihara Jiro Collection, the first dedicated sale of works from the Yoshihara Jiro collection ever to appear on the market. Part of the forthcoming Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2015, this assemblage features works of art both created and coveted by Yoshihara, the celebrated founder of Japan’s 20th-century avant-garde Gutai movement and a towering figure of post-war art history. The sale includes more than 20 pieces of Yoshihara’s original canvas, paper and ceramic works – many of them from his iconic Circle series, in addition to the late master’s collection of a Shiraga Kazuo painting. Previously in the artist’s personal collection, these works possess impeccable provenance, having never before been presented to the public. Full Circle offers an unprecedented opportunity to understand and acquire important works exploring the contemporary master’s four decades of creation.