KAZUKO INOUE | UNTITLED
signed and dated 1980 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
Canvas: 50¾ by 50¾ in. (128.9 by 128.9 cm)
Framed: 51¼ by 51¼ in. (130.2 by 130.2 cm)
Please note that this work will be exhibited at Allan Stone Projects. Purchased items will be available for collection at Crozier Fine Arts, 1 Star Ledger Plaza, Newark, NJ as of Thursday, December 13th.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. All elements are present and stable. There is a surface layer of dust, visible upon close inspection. There are a few areas of rubbing with associated accretions, primarily to the dark orange passages in the center of the canvas, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
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New York, Allan Stone Projects, Kazuko Inoue: Thirty Years Of Painting, September – October 2015, no. 2, illustrated
Japanese born, Kazuko Inoue moved to the United States in the 1960s. Combining a Minimalist grid structure with early abstraction’s focus on spirituality, Inoue creates canvases that are lyrical, austere, subtle, and compelling. Inoue exhibited exclusively with Allan Stone starting in the early 1980s and her work is included in public and corporate collections such as the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the Mobil Oil Corporation and Bank of America.