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Date, Hideo [ bio ]

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H: 18 in, W: 13 in

New York, N.Y., ca. 1974


Gift of Hideo Date


Unmatted and unframed ; tacked with adhesive to cardboard.

Abstract divided into two monochrome sections: black on white on left and white on black on right. Abstracted face in center in white lines on black with large black hornlike form extending to left on white background. Black birdlike form flies above horn. White female form appears in face. The word "DATE" appears in white, lower right. White female form appears in black block on white background on left.

Signed in pencil under Artist's hanko (personal mark, consists of four Japanese characters that translate as "Dream seeking layman"), lower left: H. Date / 2/5 Written in pencil, lower right corner: #2

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