Monday, May 18, 2015
Kazumasa Nagai at Swann Auction Galleries
I had meant to put something on the blog about the auction of Modernist Posters at the Swann Auction Galleries before the sale, but I failed I'm afraid. Still, it was a remarkable catalogue of some really amazing images and well worth perusing even though the sale is now over. There were so many items that took my eye but I have picked out this run of lots of posters by the Japanese designer Kazumasa Nagai from the 1970s. Kazumasa is now in his mid eighties but has just been celebrated in a retrospective exhibition, a collection of clothes by Issey Miyake was inspired by his designs just last year, and a book has been published. Most of his commercial work was done in the 60s, 70s and 80s but he is still working and still eschew the digital age, doing all his work by hand!