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DŌ-KI: the Child Demon

Artworks by Ogawa Yoichiro (1939-2002)

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Forces of Creation
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11800
$ 4,700 framed

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Foxes at Play
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 x 11 3/4 in.
Image size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11799
$ 3,450 framed

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The Energy of Creation
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. 
Framed size: 16  x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11802
$ 4,700 framed

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Falling Plums
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11801
$ 3,450 framed

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Among the Vines
ca. 1984-87
Watercolor on paper
Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2  in.
Inv# 11804
$ 4,700 framed

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Crocodile Shark 
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 3/4 x 12 in. 
Framed size: 16  x 19 1/2  in.
Inv# 11805
SOLD

Attack of the Foxes
ca. 1984
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8  x 11 1/2  in.
Framed size: 17 1/2 x 21 in.
Inv# 18198
$ 5,000 framed

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Mysterious Blooming
ca. 1984-87
Gouache paper
Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11803
$ 3,850 framed

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Forces of Creation
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11800
$ 4,700 framed

Foxes at Play
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 x 11 3/4 in.
Image size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11799
$ 3,450 framed

The Energy of Creation
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. 
Framed size: 16  x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11802
$ 4,700 framed

Falling Plums
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11801
$ 3,450 framed

Among the Vines
ca. 1984-87
Watercolor on paper
Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2  in.
Inv# 11804
$ 4,700 framed

Crocodile Shark 
ca. 1984-87
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8 3/4 x 12 in. 
Framed size: 16  x 19 1/2  in.
Inv# 11805
SOLD

Attack of the Foxes
ca. 1984
Gouache on paper
Image size: 8  x 11 1/2  in.
Framed size: 17 1/2 x 21 in.
Inv# 18198
$ 5,000 framed

Mysterious Blooming
ca. 1984-87
Gouache paper
Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Framed size: 16 x 19 1/2 in.
Inv# 11803
$ 3,850 framed

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DŌ-KI: The Child Demon
Ogawa Yoichiro (1939-2002)

The Japanese painter Yoichiro Ogawa, also known as Dō-Ki (meaning “between the spirits and men”) was born in 1939 in Fukuoka, the heir to a dynasty of antique dealers. As a noted expert in Asian antiques, he was widely recognized as an eminent connoisseur in the field. After studying art, he painted his first works that were largely inspired by the French Fauve school. In 1968, he moved to Paris, visited the top Asian collections throughout Europe, and combed France for fine objects and treasures that were snapped up by Japanese and Chinese art dealers.

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He then focused on his own artistic pursuits by settling in the Montparnasse district of Paris, where he painted his evocative gouache and oil paintings that are strongly surreal yet surprisingly poetic. He exhibited paintings at FIAC and the Salon d’Automne from 1976 to 1978, and he had several solo shows at the former Myrna Myers gallery in Paris. In 1991, under the patronage of the Ambassador to Japan, he mounted a major exhibition of sixty-five works at the Galerie Lancry. Shortly thereafter, Dō-Ki returned to Japan and settled in Nagoya, where he died in 2002.

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