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Kazuo Shiraga 白髮一雄 | Hiten - Celestial Maiden 飛天

Estimate:

1,800,000

to
- 3,500,000 HKD

Kazuo Shiraga 白髮一雄 | Hiten - Celestial Maiden 飛天

Kazuo Shiraga 白髮一雄 | Hiten - Celestial Maiden 飛天

Estimate:

1,800,000

to
- 3,500,000 HKD

Lot sold:

2,394,000

HKD

Kazuo Shiraga

1924 - 2008

Hiten - Celestial Maiden


oil on canvas 

signed; titled and signed on the reverse 

Executed in 1983.

60.5 by 72.8 cm.  23¾ by 28¾ in.


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白髮一雄

生於1924年

飛天


油畫畫布

1983年作

款識

白髮

《飛天》,白髮一雄(作品背面)

60.5 x 72.8 公分,23¾ x 28¾ 英寸

This work is in good condition with minor accumulation of surface dust. Hairline craquelures are found on the lower center, only visible upon close inspection. There is a minor pigment loss in the center; another light scratch with pinpoint paint loss is noted on the mid left edge. Light discolouration is evident to the lower left quadrant to white impasto. There is no sign of restoration when examined under UV light.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Please note the correct measurement of the work is 60.5 by 72.8 cm. 23¾ by 28¾ in.

Gallery Art U, Osaka 

Acquired from the above by the present owner 


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大坂,Art U 畫廊

現藏者購自上述來源

白髮一雄是日本戰後藝術運動具體派的靈魂人物。他在五十年代憑藉以足代筆的表演式肢體繪畫撼動藝壇,享譽日本行動繪畫先驅。1971年,白髮一雄遁入佛門,修行三年,期間經歷了具體派創辦人吉原治良的辭世及該藝術協會的解散。然而,白髮一雄習畫熱誠不滅,筆下作品更開始以佛教神明為命題,揭示藝術家與密宗佛教日益緊密的聯繫與其心境的變化,而本作《飛天》正為一例。


作品標題中的飛天,所指為佛經中的司樂之神,亦為侍奉供養佛陀的使者,但凡有佛陀出現的場景,如諸佛成道或講經說法,必有飛天奏樂起舞的踪跡,故此,飛天也有著祥瑞昇平的象徵。飛天源自古印度,後傳入中國,其形象以敦煌石窟的壁畫最廣為人知。他們以群示眾,衣冠楚楚,修長又小巧靈活的身軀穿梭於彩雲間鳴樂、散花、飛舞。白髮一雄在《飛天》中狂艷奔放的大筆揮毫,簡而有力地展現了上述神氏的凌空翻騰,以及其揮臂舞動時隨風飄逸的輕衣彩帶。畫角的一抹白別具東方水墨一筆而就的神韻,乍現了飛天的冰肌玉骨,更凸顯其曼妙姿態。大師靈巧熟練、收放得宜的筆觸,讓飛天的身輕如燕能在濃稠顏料中得以呈現,並同時賦予作品飛騰俯衝的強烈動感。《飛天》不但保留了白髮一雄在早期作品中迸發的激烈痕跡,亦通過飛天的翩翩舞姿,體現了白髮一雄皈依佛道後還俗的豁然開朗,以致一撇一勾都釋放出歡欣鼓舞的力量,猶如藝術家仿效了飛天之職,以繪畫揮昂,禮讚佛陀。