Sans titre, 1992

by Kumi Sugaï

Print : lithography 76 x 56 x 0.1 cm

$656
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Kumi Sugaï, Sans titre

About the artwork

Type

Numbered and limited to 125 copies

1 copy available

Signature

Hand-signed by artist

Authenticity

Invoice from the gallery

Certificate of Authenticity from the gallery


Medium

Print: lithography

Dimensions cm inch

76 x 56 x 0.1 cm Height x Width x Depth

Framing

Not framed


Tags

Abstract artworks

Geometric

Geometric abstraction

orange

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Origin: France

Signed and numbered lithograph. Edition in 125 copies on Rives paper.
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Galerie Hus • France

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Collector’s Guide

Kumi Sugaï

Kumi Sugaï

Japan • Born in: 1919

​Master Artists

Colorful Geometric Painters

Suprematism

Printmakers Artists

Draughtsmen Artists

Japanese artists

Kumi Sugaï (Japanese, 1919–1996) was a painter and printmaker, who moved to Paris and adopted a western style in his art. Born in Kobe to Malaysian musicians, Sugai attended the Osaka School of Fine Arts, where he learned about European painting techniques in addition to classical Japanese painting and calligraphy. In 1937, he dropped out to work as a designer at a railway company until the end of World War II. In 1952, Kumi Sugaï moved to Paris and absorbed western styles, including Abstract Expressionism, and later, Minimalism and Pop Art. At first, Sugai worked with traditional ukiyo-e woodblock techniques, using bright colors to create prints infused with contemporary western influences. In the 1960s, however, Sugai transitioned into painting and printing more geometric images of letters and traffic and directional signs. He quickly met international success, and exhibited work at the Sao Paulo Biennale, documenta at Kassel, and the Venice Biennale, as well as solo shows in New York and Tokyo. In addition to painting, Kumi Sugaï wrote essays on his artistic process and, inspired by his friend, Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901–1966), translated the subject matter of some of his paintings into small sculptures. Though his work fell out of the public eye, Sugai continued to work in his geometric style for the rest of his life. Sugai died in his hometown of Kobe in 1996.
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