Index of artists

Lots by the artist  Shozo Shimamoto (1928-2013) at auction

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Acrylic and broken glass on canvas

cm 100x100

2010

Untitled (Crash Bottle)

Code: 28094

Galleria

Gallery

Unframed

Photo-certificate signed by the artist. registration Shozo Shimamoto Archive ID 1304

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Hole and mixed media on paper

cm cm 36,5x51,5

1962

Hole Esquisse

Code: 28088

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Shozo Shimamoto Association ID 743 signed by the artist

Shown at Hundermart Gallery - Koln Gallery (Germny, 1997) Artwork with high quality

Signed lower right

Private sale

Holes and mixed media on paper

cm. 36,5x51

1958

Ana Esquisse 20

Code: 28021

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Shozo Shimamoto Association ID 673

Work published in the Catalog "Shozo Shimamoto Italian Festival", Parise Editore, 1999

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Mixed media on cashmere

cm 53x31

2001

Cashmere 01 a Londra

Code: 27760

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Photo-certificate by the artist

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Acrylic and glass shard on canvas in plexiglass case

cm 18x12x2

2001

Crash Bottle - Untitled

Code: 26666

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Shozo Shimamoto Association with no. ID 256

Plexiglass case cm 25x21x7

Signed on the plexiglass case lower edge

Private sale

Acrylic and glasses on canvas

cm 140x106

2007

Heiwa No Akashi 2007-01

Code: 25656

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Photo-certificate by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto with Archive no. 359 hand signed by the artist

Literature: "Shozo Shimamoto, recent works", from 10/05/18 to 30/06/18 at Galleria Dellupi Arte, Milano with label on the reverse, p. 34, 35, 36, 37. Work displayed in the same exhibition like label on the reverse

Signed bottom left

Private sale

Enamel on paper laid on canvas

24x27

1965

Uzumaki on paper 9

Code: 24955

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by the artist and issued by the Associazione Shozo Shimamoto, with archive no.315, Reggio Emilia

Stamp by Museo Magi '900, Pieve di Cento (Bologna) on the reverse

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Ink on paper

cm. 36x25

1976

Work

Code: 23629

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Photo certificate by Galleria d'Arte Art U, Osaka (Japan)

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Watercolor and ink on canvas

cm. 90x129

2000

Lancio Loco-cup 013. Crane performance in Itami

Code: 23040

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Photo certificate by the artist. Photo certificate by Shozo Shimamoto Association, Archive no. 1056 with artist's handwritten signature

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Ink and holes on paper

cm. 33x51,5

1962

Esquisse Hole 5

Sold

Code: 20354

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Work displayed and published in the catalog of the exhibition "Shozo Shimamoto Gutai to Proxima by 1955-2004", International Gallery of Modern and Oriental Art Museum Ca 'Pesaro, Venice, 2004

Photo certificate by Shozo Shimamoto Association, Archive ID 1033. Photo certificate by the artist

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Acrylic and glass shards on canvas

cm. 117x117

1991

Bottle Crash

Code: 20405

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Photo certificate by the Shozo Shimamoto Association archive no. 1309

Work exhibited at Galerie Sander, Germany in 1992; it was also displayed in various exhibitions in Japan. Work of great significance within the production of Shozo Shimamoto for various reasons: 1) the year of execution, in 1991, is important as the few bottle crash Shimamoto realized in the early 1990s were executed in the same way as the very rare ones he made in the 50s / 60s post-cannon period: the glass bottles shattered against the stones cast their shards and slivers onto the canvas; 2)its high quality; 3) the numerous exhibitions it took part in, notedly the one held at the Sander Gallery in 1992.

Signed bottom left

Private sale

Holes and mixed media on paper. Work recto and verso

cm. 33x51,5

1962

Esquisse Hole 11

Code: 20387

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Certificate of authenticity with two photos, one for each work, issued by the Associazione Shozo Shimamoto under no. 1058 with the artist's handwritten signature

On a single sheet Shimamoto realized two Hole works. Work recto and verso, each signed lower right, therefore the COA by the Shozo Shimamoto Association has two photos, one for each work.

Each work is signed bottom right

Private sale

Acrylic on canvas

cm 107x100

2003

Venice Biennale 08. Crash Bottle

IN POST AUCTION

Lot: 377

49th Contemporary and International Art Auction

5th Session - International Contemporary Art

Framed

Photo-certificate by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto with no. Id. 847 hand signed by the artist

Crash Bottle that Shimamoto realized for the performance at the 50th Venice Art biennale within the “Brain Academy Apartment” project

Signed bottom right

Price: 29.000 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

Acrylic and glasses on canvas

cm 140x106

2007

Heiwa No Akashi 2007-01

Code: 27976

49th Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Photo-certificate by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto with Archive no. 359 hand signed by the artist

Literature: "Shozo Shimamoto, recent works", from 10/05/18 to 30/06/18 by Ilaria Porotto at Galleria Dellupi Arte, Milano, p. 34, 35, 36, 37. Work displayed in the above exhibition as indicated on the label on the reverse. Work belonging to an important performance by Shimamoto; we report an excerpt of an interview to Shimamoto by Andrea Mardegan of the Shozo Shimamoto Association, in which he asks the Master: "One of your most important recent achievements is the Heiwa no Akashi peace monument in Shin Nishinomiya, the concrete arena that you regenerate with the launch of colored bottles every year, as long as Japan has not entered the war?" Shimamoto replies: "It all started in 1986 when Bern Porter came to visit me. Bern Porter was a nuclear physicist who had participated in the Manhattan Project during the Second World War, but who was then shocked that a bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima even though the emperor had already given up ... Bern Porter regretted his contribution to that experiment, became mail artist and started making pilgrimages in the world to ask for forgiveness. In my atelier he was crying saying that to expiate his sins would not be eight death sentences were enough. At that moment I decided to promote peace in the world and I also told him my pacifist ideas. After hearing of my activities, Bern Porter proposed me as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, which I did not take however, I continued to promote peace and in 1999 I started the Heiwa no Akashi project. "

Signed bottom left

Private sale

Mixed media and holes on paper

cm 36x51

1962

Ana Esquisse (Hole Esquisse)

Code: 27985

49th Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Photo-certificate by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto with no. ID 958

A very important type of work by Shimamoto from the Gutai period, currently underestimated by the market. In a letter dated 16 July 2002 to Tate, the artist revealed that he had started painting on supports made of glued newspapers because in the early 1950s he could not afford to buy canvases. Shimamoto found that the newspaper support would tear if the glue had not been completely dry before starting to paint on it or if the paper he had used was too delicate; this provided him with inspiration for his Holes series: Shimamoto superimposed the paper and by rubbing with a rough object he created the hole. This happened for the first time in Joshihara's studio in 1947! At the basis is his concept of anti-painting, of uncontrolled action, a sort of "action painting", which is a completely different concept from Fontana's, spatialist, neo-perspective and in search of a plasticity in the cut.

Signed and dated bottom right

Private sale

Acrylic and glass shard on canvas in plexiglass case

cm 18x12x2

2001

Crash Bottle - Untitled

Code: 27220

48th Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Shozo Shimamoto Association with no. ID 256

Plexiglass case cm 25x21x7

Signed on the plexiglass case lower edge

Private sale

Holes, pastel and ink on paper

cm 35x54

1972

Ana Esquisse 01

Code: 25683

46th Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto, with archive no.328, hand signed by the artist

Work displayed at the exhibitions in Osaka and Hyogo

Signed and dated bottom right

Private sale

Holes and mixed media on paper

cm 36,4x51,3

1962

Ana Esquisse

Code: 25682

46th Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto, with archive no.1060. Shown at "Shozo Shimamoto, Gutai works", 24.08.1997 - 04.10.1997, Hundermart-Koln Gallery, Germany. Photograph of the artist with the work behind his back, on the reverse

Hole by Shozo Shimamoto of great quality. Rare and important

Signed bottom right

Private sale

Holes and mixed media on paper

cm 33x51

1962

Esquisse hole 3

Sold

Code: 23355

42nd Contemporary and International Art Auction

Private Sales

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by the Associazione Shozo Shimamoto archive no. 945; photo certificate by the artist. Certificate of provenance by Artesegno Casa d'Aste, Udine

Bibliography: "Shozo Shimamoto, dal Gutai a Proxima 1955-2004", edited by Guglielmo di Mauro, Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna e Museo d'Arte Orientale,Venezia, Cà Pesaro. Rare and important type of work realized by Shimamoto in 1962; the works Shimamoto created in those years are currently setting high record prices at Sotheby's and Christie's auctions in Hong Kong.

Signed bottom left

Private sale

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