Silent Auction

Annual Dinner 2023 Silent Auction

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Cipriani 42nd Street

This is an exclusive opportunity available to attendees of the Japan Society 2023 Annual Dinner. Click here for more information and to purchase a table or tickets.

Untitled, undated

Kyohei Inukai (1913-1985)

About the Print
This print was presumably produced in the early 1970s as part of Kyohei Inukai’s EGG series, a collection of serigraphs and oil paintings featuring abstract curvilinear forms in bold color combinations. Alluding to the artistic movements of his time—including Abstract Expressionism, Op Art, and Pop Art—this print echoes the avid forms found in graphic design and mass communication that may have been inspired by Inukai’s early career in advertising and commercial design. The print is signed by Inukai and is in excellent condition. Another edition of this print is exhibited in Japan Society Gallery’s current exhibition, Kyohei Inukai.

Untitled, undated
Courtesty of Inukai Estate, Weston, Connecticut



Medium:Silkscreen Starting Bid:$800
Dimensions: 20 x 26 3/4 in Bidding Opens:6:30 pm ET
Edition:6/45 Bidding Closes:9:30 pm ET
Courtesy of:Inukai Estate   
Estimated Value:$1,400   


Medium: Silkscreen
Dimensions:20 x 26 3/4 in
Edition: 6/45
Courtesy of:Inukai Estate
Estimated Value: $1,400
Starting Bid: $800
Bidding Opens: 6:30 pm ET
Bidding Closes: 9:30 pm ET

About the Artist
Born Earle Goodenow, Kyohei Inukai (1913–1985) was the third son of artists Kyohei Inukai the Elder and Lucene Goodenow. Having developed a keen interest in art from childhood, Inukai studied at his parents’ alma mater, the Art Institute of Chicago, and later attended the National Academy of Design and Art Students League of New York. In the 1940s, he illustrated a series of children’s books under his birth name, including an edition of The Arabian Nights (1946). Following his father’s death, he used the pseudonym Kyohei Inukai and worked in the mediums of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. From impressionistic oil paintings to screenprints of abstract geometric shapes, Inukai’s practice encompassed a broad range of styles, mediums, and techniques. His works have been shown in solo exhibitions, including at the Ferargil Galleries, New York; Galérie de l’Elysée, Paris; Goodenow Gallery, New York; Spectrum Gallery, New York; and Suzuki Gallery, New York. He also participated in group shows, including at the White House Rotating Exhibition, the USIA Print Exhibition at the 1970 World Exposition in Osaka, and the 17th National Print Show at the Brooklyn Museum (1970).

From March 17–June 25, 2023, Japan Society Gallery presents Kyohei Inukai, the first institutional solo exhibition of the artist, featuring over 100 works from the late 1960s through the 1980s, nearly all of which have never been exhibited before.