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Lot 45

KYOHEI INUKAI Untitled Oil "Property of Andy Warhol"

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Kyohei Inukai
(American, 1913-1985)
Untitled (Night Sky)
Oil on linen
32" x 42"

There are two tags to the reverse: A craft paper tag in the top left reads "Property of Andy Warhol," and a white paper tag to the top right reads "Art Gallery New York / 530 West 25th St. / New York, NY 10001 A/W." Though there is a gap in the provenance between the present owner and Art Gallery New York, that gallery was known to have worked directly with the estates of artists including Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Kyohei Inukai was a Pop and Abstract artist with numerous solo exhibitions in New York throughout the 1960s and 70s.

Signed to the bottom right. The frame measures 34" x 44" x 1 1/2".

Alternative names: Earle Goodenow


There is a very small area of cracking to the paint layer in the top right, and some paint touch-ups to the night sky in the top left quadrant visible upon blacklight inspection.