Black ink abstract on wove paper, untitled (broken circle), signed (Jiro Yoshihara*, 1905-1972). 8 x 5 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Unframed for inspection and post-auction shipping.
Artist Note: Jiro "Yoshihara wrote the "Gutai Manifesto" in 1956 and was the leader of the so named group of internationally acclaimed avant-garde artists representative of Japan's post-war art world. He worked in surrealist and abstract expressionist painting styles before turning, in his final years, to the repeated depiction of circles reminiscent of "satori," the enlightenment of Zen." [Wikipedia]
Provenance: Colonel Norman Van Meter, Tokyo/New York. Acquired by the former owner's family from the above, possibly circa 1960-70. Colonel Van Meter was a personal friend of the former owner's family and was a noted collector of Asian and Chinese artifacts.
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