The work of a Japanese student sells for 11,340 Dlrs at Christie’s

Society Culture

New York, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press) — A folding screen featuring a painting created by a Japanese graduate school student from Tokyo University of the Arts fetched $11,340 at an auction held in New York on Tuesday. York by Christie’s.

Kenta Takahashi, 26, described a scene in a city as a modern work of art using traditional Japanese painting techniques.

Christie’s is believed to have auctioned an unprecedented work by a student in New York, an auction house official said.

Highly acclaimed for representing the fusion of traditional Japanese painting techniques and modern art, Takahashi’s work A Piece of the City, created last year, was auctioned as part of a series of Japanese and Korean artwork including antiques.

Using mineral pigments, which consist of powdered minerals and are traditionally used in Japanese-style paintings, as well as natural glue, Takahashi drew the street art-style painting on the screen covered in silver leaf.

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