Index of artists

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

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Color photograph, numbered 1/1

cm. 44x30

Senza titolo

Code: 28794

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Signed on the lower right

Private sale

Hole and ink on paper

cm. 32x51

1962

Ana Esquisse 02

Code: 28673

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Shozo Shimamoto Archive

Work published in the catalogue "Shozo Shimamoto. Samurai, Acrobata dello sguardo 1950-2008", Skira, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva.

Signed on the lower left

Private sale

Watercolor and ink on cloth

cm 92x169

2000

Crash 7

Code: 28411

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Certificate of authenticity by Associazione Shozo Shimamoto ID 946

Crane Performance in ltami City, with Loco cups

Signed bottom right

Private sale

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 Hundertmark Gallery - Koln Gallery (Germny, 1997) Very high quality artwork

Signed lower 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 lower edge of the plexiglass case

Private sale

Acrylic and glass on canvas

cm 140x106

2007

Heiwa No Akashi 2007-01

Code: 25656

Galleria

Gallery

Framed

Certificate of authenticity 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, pp. 34, 35, 36, 37. Work displayed in the above exhibition as stated in the label on the reverse. Work belonging to an important performance by Shimamoto; here is an excerpt from an interview by Andrea Mardegan of the Shozo Shimamoto Association in which he asks the Master: “ One of your most important works in recent times is the monument to peace of Heiwa no Akashi a Shin Nishinomiya, the cement arena that you regenerate by casting bottles of color paint every year, on the condition that Japan does not enter war?” Shimamoto answers.: “It all started in 1986 when Bern Porter came to visit me. Bern Porter was a nuclear physicist that had participated in Project Manhattan during the Second World War, but who was shocked by the fact that a bomb was detonated over Hiroshima despite the emperor’s surrender… Bern Porter deeply regretted his contribution to the experiment, became a correspondence artist and began making pilgrimages around the world to ask for forgiveness. In my studio he cried, saying that to expiate his sins eight death sentences would not suffice. In that moment, I decided to promote world peace and shared my pacifist ideas with him. After learning of my activities, Bern Porter suggested me as a candidate for the Nobel Peace prize, which I did not win. I have, however, continued to promote peace and in 1999 gave light to the Heiwa no Akashi project”.

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 of 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 Art U Gallery, 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

Mixed media and holes on paper

cm 36x51

1962

Ana Esquisse (Hole Esquisse)

Lot: 348

52nd Contemporary and International Art Auction

4th Session: National and International Modern and Contemporary Art

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 plasticity in the Cut.

Signed and dated bottom right

Starting price: 20.000 €  + buyer's premium  24%

plus shipment costs

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 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

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