Sofu Teshigahara White Cloud 1960

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Artwork details

Artist
Sofu Teshigahara 1900–1979
Title
White Cloud
Haku-Un
Date 1960
Medium Ink on fabric
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1683 x 908 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Reference
T00546
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Sofu Teshigahara 1900-1979

T00546 Painted Screen 1960

Stamped with Japanese monogram on right-hand section, towards b.r.
India ink on silk, folding screen, two sections each 66 1/4 x 35 3/4 (168 x 90.5); overall dimensions 66 1/4 x 71 1/2 (168 x 181)
Purchased from the artist through the Marlborough New London Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1962
Exh: Japanische Malerei der Gegenwart, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, June-July 1961 (works not numbered); Modern Japanese Painting, Marlborough New London Gallery, London, September-October 1962 (23, repr.); XXXII Biennale, Venice, June-October 1964 (Room XII, 14)

The calligraphic brush drawing on this screen is completely abstract and is not directly based on any Japanese letter or hieroglyph.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.717, reproduced p.717


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