Kazuo Shiraga gets pretty physical with his paint. He'll even swing from a rope so he can paint with his feet.
The top image is from Artnet's coverage of the June, Modern & Contemporary Mallet Japan Auction and it sold for $11,218.
He's represented by, and you'll find some interesting images of his work at Annely Juda Fine Art. Just click on Gallery Artists and then his name.
This sweet little number by Kazuo will be coming up at auction; Christie's Rome: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 [Lot 140]Contemporary and Modern Art.
I make a habit of keeping up with the art auctions on Artnet - whether I'm perusing the catelogues of Upcoming Auctions or checking out what sold for what on their Recent Auction Results. It's quite an education !