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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE JAPANESE COLLECTION

Pierre Soulages
PEINTURE 46 X 55 CM, 1956
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE JAPANESE COLLECTION

Pierre Soulages
PEINTURE 46 X 55 CM, 1956
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Pierre Soulages
N. 1919
PEINTURE 46 X 55 CM, 1956
signed; signed on the reverse
oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm; 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.
Executed in 1956.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the current owner

Exhibited

Tokyo, Minami Gallery, From Klee to Fontana, 8 June - 9 August 1962

Literature

Pierre Encrevé, Soulages, L'Oeuvre Complet, Peintures Volume I, 1954-1959, Paris, 1994, p. 240, no. 263, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"It was shortly after New Year's Day, 1958, that Pierre Soulages first set his foot on Japanese soil, via the United States, accompanied by his wife as well as fellow painter Zao Wou-Ki. During his three week stay before departing for Hong Kong on January 26, he visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara, reportedly meeting many members of the Japanese art world. By then, Soulages was already widely known in Japan as an up-and-coming abstract painter, first introduced through the 1951 Salon de Mai au Japon, and then awarded the Minister of Education Prize for Fine Arts at Japan's fourth International Art Exhibition in 1957."

Carton d'invitation pour l'exposition From Klee to Fontana, à la Galerie Minami, Tokyo, en 1962 © D.R.

Fig. 2
Pierre Soulages au Mont Unzen au Japon en 1984 © Archives Pierre & Colette Soulages, ADAGP, Paris 2017

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