Oil on canvas 50.8 x 60.9 cm (20 x 24 in.) Painted in 2007 Provenance: Vera Munro Gallery, Hamburg Private collection, Los Angeles This lot is under temporary exportation and is subject to import tax (EU). Miwa Ogasawara was born in Kyoto in 1973 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg until 2007. A sparce composition with black, white, and muted colors characterizes Miwa Ogasawara’s work. A framed image is depicted within the painting as if defining ‘an extended moment, a slightly displaced presence.’ Critics refer to Ogasawara’s style as representational, but without narrative.