Shusaku Arakawa: Recent Painting, Gallery Takagi, 1988, RARE Catalog, Near Fine

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Shusaku Arakawa: Recent Painting
Author:
Gallery Takagi
Publisher:
Gallery Takagi
Release Date:
1988
Seller Category:
ART EXHIBIT CATALOGS
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Condition:
Used: Excellent
Sku: 01346
Notes: Near Fine, RARE, 4to, 10 1/4" x 10 1/4." White paper wrappers with staple binding. Black lettering on front. No lettering on spine. Covers have a few small wrinkles, a slight bend, and slightly bumped tips, else pristine and intact, binding tight. Pages have slightly bumped tips on fore-edge, else pristine and intact. Includes a few color illustrations of the artist's works. RARE in the trade. Unpaginated, 12 pp., including illustrations. Published on the occasion of an exhibition that took place from April 19-May 14, 1988 at Gallery Takagi in Nagoya, Japan. The show featured the recent paintings of Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010), a Japanese Conceptual artist and architect. He worked in various art media including architectural and landscape design, experimental filmmaking, painting, printmaking, and performance art. Much of his work focuses on philosophical concepts and the implications of signs and symbols. He is perhaps best-known for his collaborative projects with fellow artist Madeline Gins. Arakawa and Gins founded the Reversible Destiny Foundation in 2010 which tied into their _Reversible Destiny_ architectural series. Beginning in the 1980s, Arakawa and Gins designed _Reversible Destiny_ architecture, which, according to the artists, were supposed to reverse death through the use of uncanny and unexpected design elements. They worked on this series until 2010. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.