Shinro Ohtake, ‘Hong Kong’, 1980, 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 Hong Kong (1980) 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.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: signed, titled, inscribed and dated "MONICA HONG KONG Shinro Ohtake '80 Shinro Ohtake '80" lower right

Tokyo, Galerie Tokoro; Tokyo, Seibu Art Forum; Tokyo, The Contemporary Art Gallery; Osaka, Nanba City, SO: Works of Shinro Ohtake 1955-91, September 2 - November 4, 1991, cat. no. 1, p. 95 (illustrated, titled Monica)
Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shinro Ohtake Zen-Kei: Retrospective 1955-2006, October 14 - December 24, 2006, p. 333 (illustrated, titled Monica)
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 163, p. 120 (illustrated)

Base Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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