Yu-Ichi Inoue: Draw Passionately and Elegantly

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井上有一 ‐ 堂々ト書ケ ‐
井上有一 ‐ 堂々ト書ケ ‐
井上有一 ‐ 堂々ト書ケ ‐

An avant-garde trailblazer in the field of calligraphy after World War II, Yu-Ichi Inoue (or just Yu-Ichi, as he preferred) drew on Western abstract expressionism for his bold depictions of Chinese characters. Inoue had a habit of destroying any works that didn't measure up to his own high standards – something that has made his few remaining pieces highly coveted among collectors. Back in the spotlight after an extensive retrospective at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa last year, his work now gets attention at the Nukaga Gallery in Ginza.


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