Auction House - Art Gallery
Kazuo Shiraga (1924-2008)
Watercolor on paper (Gutai card Box)
Untitled (from "Gutai card Box")
44th Contemporary and International Art Auction
Certificate of provenance by Galleria Art U, Osaka (Japan) "The Gutai Card Box (1962) transformed the act of viewing paintings into an interaction, with the viewer purchasing a work from the artist hidden inside a vending machine" (Guggenheim, New York: https://www.guggenheim.org/exhibition/gutai-splendid-playground)
A card bought from an original drawing vending machine installed during the 11th Gutai Exhibition held at Takashimaya department store, Osaka in 1962 (as written in the description on the certificate)
Signed bottom right
Mixed media on paper
43rd Contemporary and International Art Auction
Certificate of provenance by Est - Ouest Auction Co., Ltd., Japan. Certificate of authenticity by the Artetivù, Marcon (Venezia)
The date of execution, 1962, was confirmed via email by Est-Ouest. The work is signed in Japanese on the reverse which is a quite uncommon feature of the works by Shiraga.
Signed bottom left and on the reverse
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