Shinohara (nicknamed “Gyu-chan) was born in Tokyo
in 1932, though he has been living in New York since 1969. The height of his
career, as the Warhol comparison suggests, was in the ’60s, when he was a
prominent member of Japanese avant-garde group the Neo-Dada Organizers. Stripped
to the waist, he would cut up his own t-shirt and wrap his hands with the
cotton, striking the studio walls with his “gloved” hands for a lively,
irreproducible mashup of painting and performance.