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Shoko Maemoto

The Story of Houju

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Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Shoko Maemoto

Shoko Maemoto

The Story of Houju

The Story of Houju

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Shoko Maemoto

b. 1957

The Story of Houju


signed, titled and dated '85 in Japanese three times on the reverse

acrylic and glitter on three adjoined panels 

161.9 by 391 cm. 63¾ by 153⅞ in.

framed: 169 by 397 cm. 66⅛ by 156¼ in.

Colour:

Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.


Condition:

This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals a small media accretion at the upper edge towards the left corner. Further very close inspection reveals some slight wear at the upper corners of the right panel and at the lower right corner tip of the left panel. There are two small losses; one at the extreme right edge of the middle panel towards the lower corner and one at the extreme lower edge of the left panel. 

There are two small nicks at the extreme lower edge of the left panel towards the left corner. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.


Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Private Collection
Christie's, London, 11 October 2016, Lot 26
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exh. Cat., Tokyo, Gallery Kobayashi, THE EIGHTIES 80 nendai no bijutsu, 1990, pp. 88-89, illustrated
Shoko Maeda, Ed., Issho ni iko paradaisu, Tokyo 1992, pp. 86-87, illustrated
Tokyo, Aoyama Spiral Garden, ART in FRONT ’86, Seikimatsu geijutsu no saizensen, 1986
Gunma, The Museum of Modern Art; and Ehime, The Museum of Art, Through a Collectors Eye: Japanese Art after 1945, 2001 - 2002, p. 115, no. 98, illustrated