On The Square

Alex Cooper to Auction Important Work by Japanese Artist, Atsuko Tanaka

By Alex Cooper

Dec 09,2019 | 11:00 EST

TOWSON, MD — Baltimore-based Auctioneer Alex Cooper will host a two-day Gallery Auction on Thursday, December 12th and Saturday, December 14th, featuring an expansive collection of modern and contemporary art, fine jewelry, sterling silver, currency, fine rugs, period, mid-century modern, quality reproduction and period furniture, and decorative arts.

Lot 1005, Atsuko Tanaka, Untitled, Synthetic polymer on canvas, signed and dated 1963; Estimate $40,000-$60,000

The auction is headlined by a stunnig work by female Japanese abstract artist, Atsuko Tanaka, Untitled, 1963. Tanaka, best know for her work, Electric Dress, was a member of the infamous Gutai Art Association formed in 1954. The work has had one owner, a Baltimore collector. Synthethic polymer on canvas, the piece has been signed and dated in both English and Japanese on verso and measures 25 5/8 x 20 ¾ in.  A Minami Gallery, Tokyo, exhibition label is affixed on verso.

“We are excited to offer this outstanding piece and are thrilled to have it in our gallery,” said Paul Cooper, Vice President of Alex Cooper. “We look forward to helping this impressive work find its new home.” 

The Thursday, December 12th, auction will begin promptly at 12 noon EST; the Saturday, December 14thauction will begin at 10 am EST. These auctions will take place at Alex Cooper Auctioneers, located at 908 York Road in Towson, Maryland.