Lot 79
Post-War & Contemporary Art | 28 April 2021
Shinkichi Tajiri (1923-2009)


bronze with a golden-brown patina, 102x75x35cm Executed in 1959.

Provenance -Acquired by Willem Sandberg for the Peter Stuyvesant Collection in 1961. -Auction, 'The BAT Artventure Collection, formerly known as the Peter Stuyvesant Collection', Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 8 March 2010, lot 38, where acquired by the present owner.

Literature: Shinkichi Tajiri, 'Autobiographical Notations, Words & Images', Eindhoven 1993, p. 102, illustrated.

Exhibited: -Wupptertal, Galerie Parnass, 'Neue Bronzen-Plastiken', 7 February - 14 March 1962, (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue). -Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen (5 April - 19 May 1974); Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum (1 June - 13 July 1974), 'Tajiri. sculptures, drawings, graphics, books, video tapes, films', 1974, no. 28. -Venlo, Museum Van Bommel-Van Dam, 'Shinkichi Tajiri', 1993.

Parnass', after Parnassus, the seat of Apollo and the Muses in ancient Greece, is the name of the gallery that opened in 1949 in Wuppertal, Germany, on the initiative of Rolf Jährling. At the time, the city still showed extensive war damage. Parnass focuses on 'informal art' and is a meeting place for national and international writers and visual artists, including Joseph Beuys, Hundertwasser, the Dutch Jaap Wagemaker, Karel Appel, Ger Lataster and Carel Visser, the South Korean Nam June Paik and the Americans Sam Middleton and Shinkichi Tajiri.

Shinkichi Tajiri was born on 7 December 1923 in Los Angeles, California. In 1941, he began a sculpture course with Donal Hord in San Diego. After the war, he attends the Chicago Art Institute and takes lessons from Ossip Zadkine and Fernand Léger in Paris.

His first exhibition was in 1951 at Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal; in February 1962 there was a large retrospective at the same gallery in which the present lot was presented. Tajiri is a versatile artist who, in addition to painting, has also engaged in photography, film and computer drawing. He has lived in Amsterdam since 1956. Tajiri died in 2009 in Baarlo (Limburg).

For this artist resale right is applicable from €2400 hammer price onwards

€ 18.000,00
€ 22.000,00
€ 16.000,00

Hamerprijs: € 16.000