224
224
Makoto Saito
HUMAN (GREEN)
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 57,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT
224
Makoto Saito
HUMAN (GREEN)
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 57,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York

Makoto Saito
B. 1952
HUMAN (GREEN)

signed, dated and with edition number on reverse


chromogenic print
40 by 56 3/4 in. 102 by 144 cm.

Executed 1985-1990.


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This work is the first in an edition of 5 and 2 artist’s proofs.  Each edition consists of 4 colors:  mustard, blue, red and green.

Exhibited

Blue edition of the work:
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 83 Japanese Contemporary Artists’ Exhibition, 1985
Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art, 83 Japanese Contemporary Artists’ Exhibition, 1986

Catalogue Note

Makoto Saito's debut as a graphic designer in the early 1980s created a sensation as his images eradicated the conventional idea that advertisements should convey a single message.  Instead, his amiguous, almost bizarre images pose questions for the imagination.  As the artist explains, "ten people looking at my work an imagine ten different things."  His works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums around the world.

Contemporary Asian Art

|
New York