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Kumi Sugaï (Japan: 1919- 1996), June (Shiro). Oil on canvas, 161.6 × 129.5 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Kumi Sugaï lived and worked in Paris from 1952 until his death. Revered both in his native Japan and France, he used his early fascination with modern typography and his knowledge of East Asian calligraphy in his work. Combining and reinventing traditional aesthetics and contemporary forms, Sugaï reveals his syncretic approach to abstract painting in Shiro (June 1957). Here, his ...