Decisivelymodern, Katsu Hamanaka's lacquer work is integral to his notoriety. Initiated into this art by the great master Seizo Sugawara who also inspired Eileen Gray and Jean Dunand, Hamanaka distinguished himself by wisely implementingthe ancestralart of lacquerin his striking abstract compositions. As opposed to Jean Dunand, Hamanaka's work is very rare, disappearing completely in the 1930's.
We would like to thank Mr. Miçao Hamanaka, artist's grandson for authenticating this work.
Artist's personalcollection, thence by descent
A version of this screen with three folds exhibited at "Salon d’Automne" in 1930, Paris