The first dedicated sale of works from the Yoshihara Jiro collection ever to appear on the market will come up at Sotheby’s Contemporary Asian Art sale in Hong Kong on October 5. It will feature works both created and coveted by Yoshihara, the celebrated founder of Japan’s 20th-century avant-garde Gutai movement. There are more than 20 original Yoshihara canvas, paper and ceramic works, many from his iconic Circle series.
Evelyn Lin, Head of Contemporary Asian Art, Sotheby’s, said: “Dating from the mid-1930s to the early-1970s, Full Circle encompasses a comprehensive array of works rarely seen on the market, showcasing Yoshihara’s immaculate art, vision and taste, as well as his exploration on the circle motif in the later stage of his artistic career. At a time when Gutai has received much international acclaim on its art-historical contributions, we look forward to presenting the collection this autumn, as a much deserved tribute to the contemporary master.”