Shinro Ohtake, ‘Hawaii Hiho-Kan’, 1998, Phillips

From the Catalogue:
Numerous exemplary works by Shinro Ohtake, one of Japan’s leading and most innovative contemporary artists, are featured in Katayama’s collection, including Hawaii Hiho-Kan which reflects Ohtake’s signature mastery of collage. The world serves as Ohtake’s primary inspiration, manifested in layered representations of visions, dreams, and journeys expressed in his multimedia practice that extends into drawing, painting, large-scale assemblage and architectural pieces amongst other media. Ohtake’s renowned series of Scrapbooks, unique sculptural books comprised of found imagery and materials begun in 1977, were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Ohtake’s works have also been shown in an extensive solo exhibition at Parasol unit, London in 2014, and most recently in The Keeper, a major group show at the New Museum, New York in 2016.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: signed and dated "Shinro Ohtake 98" lower center; further signed and dated "Feb - Apr. 98 Shinro Ohtake" on the reverse

Tokyo, Take Ninagawa, Shinro Ohtake (Shell & Occupy), May 14 - June 14, 2008
London, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, Shinro Ohtake, October 12 - December 12, 2014, cat. no. 60, pp. 60-61 (illustrated)
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 53, p. 77 (illustrated)

Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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