Galerie 20, Amsterdam

Tetsumi Kudo
KUDO (Galerie 20)

Very rare first edition catalogue from 1966 to accompany the exhibition of Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo, “Quiet Event” at Galerie 20, Amsterdam.

About Tetsumi Kudo:
Not only did Tetsumi Kudo (1935-1990) – one of the most innovative artists in Japan in the 1950s and in France in the ’60s and ’70s – explore the existential possibilities for humanity in an increasingly polluted and consumption-driven world, issues critical in today’s artistic practice and political debate; but in the two years since our last show and the major retrospective organized by the Walker Art Center, the wide-ranging and profound influence of his ideas and aesthetic has become increasingly clear. Mike Kelley wrote for the Walker catalog; Paul McCarthy has included Kudo in his lectures since 1968 and highlighted him as an influence in his intellectual autobiography Low Life Slow Life. Takashi Murakami, in seeing the last exhibition, has simply called Kudo, “the father of us all.”
– excerpt from “Tetsumi Kudo – Cubes & Gardens” (Andrea Rosen, 2010) exhibition text by Joshua Mack.

* Condition: Very Good – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Tetsumi Kudo - Galerie 20
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