Published by Inventory Press. Text by Hiroyuki Nakanishi, Jordan Carter, Jiro Takamatsu.
Pioneering conceptualist Jiro Takamatsu (1936–98), a major influence on the artists of the Mono-ha movement, had a career that spanned 40-plus years, during which time his considerable influence as an artist, theorist and teacher extended across the Japanese postwar cultural landscape. Takamatsu sought to take art outside conventional and institutional settings, collapsing the boundaries between art and life. His practice shifts across appearance and materials, from drawing and sculpture to photography. This volume catalogs recently exhibited works (at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles), including the seminal “Rusty Ground.” Also included are archival photography of the artist’s studio, historical process images and stills from a 1974 Japanese television documentary depicting Takamatsu at work. Copiously illustrated, the book offers a timely reevaluation of Takamatsu’s practice following a significant resurgence of appreciation for the Japanese avant-garde.
PUBLISHER INVENTORY PRESS
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 5/23/2017 Forthcoming
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2017 p. 103
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781941753118TRADE LIST PRICE: $39.95 CDN $50.00
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/23/2017
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