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Kumi Sugaï Abstract Composition, 1971

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About the work
  • Medium

    Print : Screen Print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    63 x 47 x 0.1 cm

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 75 copies
    73 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Abstract Composition is an original Contemporary artwork realized in 1971 by Kumi Sugai (Kobe, 1919 – Kobe, 1996). Original colored screen print on paper. Hand signed and dated on the lower right corner in pencil: Sugai '71. Edition of 75 prints (73/75).
    Kumi Sugai (Kobe, 1919 – Kobe, 1996). Sugai was a Japanese painter and printmaker. Sugai began his career in advertising for the Japanese railway company Hankyu, where he worked from 1937 to 1945. Sugai became a professional painter in Paris in 1952, and he first exhibited his work at the Salon d'Automne in 1953, followed by the Galerie Craven in Paris in 1954. Sugai illustrated two poetry collections authored by Jean-Clarence Lambert. His work was added to the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art.He designed a mural for the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.
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Kumi Sugaï

Japan Born in: 1919 Masterpieces
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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