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Painting by Morita Shiryu

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Morita Shiryu (1912-1998). Ink on paper, entitled "Ryu" (Dragon) 1973. Sotheby’s held "Morita Shiryu: Bokujin" 01 October, 2017, the world’s first dedicated Morita Shiryu auction with nineteen works by this pivotal artist, introducing collectors to his iconic calligraphic aesthetic. Morita Shiryu: Bokujin paid respect to a pioneering postwar Japanese artist who revolutionized Far Eastern calligraphy into a global avant-garde aesthetic. Leader of the influential Bokujin-Kai (‘Ink Human Society’), established two years before the formation of Gutai, Morita collaborated with Isamu Noguchi and Franz Kline and also exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Sao Paolo Biennale as early as the 1950s and 1960s. Purchased by original/current owner at "ART / ASIA", which was located in the TAC Building, Cambridge, Massachusetts. TAC stands for "The Architect's Collaborative". The Architects Collaborative was an American architectural firm formed by eight architects in 1945 in in 1945 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The founding members were Norman C. Fletcher (1917-2007), Jean B. Fletcher (1915-1965), John C. Harkness (1916-2016), Sarah P. Harkness (1914-2013), Robert S. McMillan (1916-2001), Louis A. McMillen (1916-1998), Benjamin C. Thompson (1918-2002), and Walter Gropius (1883-1969). TAC created many successful projects, and was well respected for its broad range of designs, being considered one of the most notable firms in post-war modernism.

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    Currently not framed
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    H 18.71 in. x W 26.58 in. x D 0.13 in.H 47.5 cm x W 67.5 cm x D 3.18 mm
  • Seller Location
    Providence, RI
  • Reference Number
    LU94309516801
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