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Lot. 113

IMAI Toshimitsu
( 1928-2002 , Japan )

oil on canvas
signed on the lower left ”IMAÏ PARIS”, signed and dated on the reverse ”TOSHIMITSU IMAÏ FEV 62 PARIS 今井俊満 一九六二年二月 パリ”
49.8×64.5 cm
private collection, Paris (acquired directly from the artist)
HKD : 200,000 - 300,000
( USD 26,000 - 39,000 )  ( JPY 2,800,000 - 4,200,000 )

Price Realized
HKD : 217,800
1928 Born in Kyoto. 1950 Studied in the Department of oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts for a year. 1952 Moved to Paris. 1953 Group show with Kumi Sugai, Yasukazu Tabuchi and Valores at Foyer des Artistes, Paris. 1957 Solo exhibition at Stadler Gallery, New York, exhibited at International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Bridgestone Museum of Art. Covering the heavy materials by slender wire, he established his own non-objective painting. 1980 Moved to and stayed in N.Y. 1982 Invited to a studio appurtenant to the Centre Pompidou, and stayed there for 2 years. 1983 French Culture Medal Ofishie awarded. From 1980’s, he developed new series in which he tried to revive the traditional themes of natural beauty in Japanese aesthetics in the contemporary art. In the latter of 1990’s, He also created paintings of war image, such as "HIroshima" and "Nagasaki". 1991 Retrospective Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama. 2002 Died in Tokyo.

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