1955 VINTAGE ABSTRACT MODERNIST NY OIL PAINTING Mid Century Signed Kinnosuke Fujisaki. Kinnosuke Fujisaki (professionally known as SAKI) was born in the Republic of Formosa, Japan in the late 1800s. He came to the United States at a young age. He was an accomplished traditional Japanese dancer and performer in New York City throughout the 1930s and is associated with Ruth St.
Denis (creator and pioneer of Modern Dance). He performed regularly at the Brooklyn Museum in 1938. Not much is known about him during the years of WWII, but in 1945 he was able to find work as a chauffeur on the East Coast, as he required special permission from the Department of Justice to travel within the United States. Through his association with the Brooklyn Museum and the early Avant Garde movement in NYC from the 1930s onward. SAKI was one of the very few Japanese artists to come into contact at such an early period with European Modernists fleeing the war.He also associated with native New Yorkers who would go on to create the first truly American art, which would become abstract expressionism. Working within the theater district, SAKI was exposed to and influenced the birth of American Modernism. This rare collection of his paintings we will be offering reveal SAKI's highly stylized and extremely unique sensibility, bringing together elements of traditional Japanese culture (Shintoism) with his own sense of lyrical physicality. In 1961, a fire destroyed his studio in Chatham, New Jersey and many of his works were lost. Extremely elegant cobalt monochromatic nocturne composition with brilliantly conceived geometric elements.
Appears very matte, but with bright lighting a deep violet to magenta iridescence is present. Oil painting on stretched linen. Signed and dated at lower right corner - SAKI 1955. Thin modern Pine frame with gilded edge.
Craquelure in areas, very stable surface. Oil and egg tempera was used in very intense matte areas. Very large: Measures 44.5" x 30.5" in thin frame. We strive for excellent feedback and always try to make sure items are represented as accurately as possible and arrive safely to your destination. The item "1955 VINTAGE ABSTRACT MODERNIST OIL PAINTING NY Mid Century Signed Fujisaki" is in sale since Friday, April 28, 2017.This item is in the category "Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Paintings". The seller is "greykitten2012" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.