Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo

César
Tokyo 1982



Japanese catalogue published in 1982 on the work of French sculptor, César, on the occasion of a major exhibition at the Seibu Museum of Art that same year. Heavily illustrated throughout with his sculptural works in colour and black and white, including his early welded metal works, and incredible Compressions and Expansions, along with a list of all works, biography, bibliography. First edition.

César Baldaccini (1 January 1921 in Marseille – 6 December 1998 in Paris), usually called César was a noted French sculptor. César was at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, or rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects in bronze. His sculptural vision has heavy influenced the work of many for generations since.

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Lucio Fontana

Fantastic Japanese catalogue published by The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama; The Seibu Musuem of Art, Tokyo; The Asahi Shimbun and others in 1986 to accompany the major travelling exhibition of the work of Lucio Fontana in 1986, spanning five institutions across Japan.

This handsomely design (by Ikko Tanaka) full-colour book, presents the work of Italian artist Lucio Fontana across canvas, ceramic, drawing, and relief, dating throughout the 1930 up until the late 1960s, concentrating on his famous Concetto Spaziale works. Includes text by Franco Russoli in English and Japanese, an artist biography, bibliography and catalogue of works exhibited, plus historical photographs of Fontana.

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Francis Picabia

Scrace Japanese Francis Picabia catalogue produced on the occasion of an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Takanawa 21 July-5 September 1984 and The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo 9 September-21 October 1984.

Richly illustrated with many of Picabia’s works spanning his entire oeuvre in painting, drawing, text and print, with texts in Japanese, with some English and French.

Francis Picabia (22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. His was later briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment.

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