Catalogue produced on the occasion of Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo’s exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 25 Feb – 9 April 1972. “Pollution, Cultivation, New Ecology, Your Portrait”, designed by Wim Crouwel (Total Design), features beautiful photo documentation of the artist’s works of sculptural assemblage, his happenings, installations, etc. along with texts in Dutch, all wrapped in an original two-colour silk-screened card cover of drawings by Tetsumi Kudo.
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 (only minor shelf wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
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