Genpei Akasegawa
Japanese, 1937-2014
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions
2013
SCAI The Bathhouse at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013,
SCAI The Bathhouse
Double Message,
SCAI The Bathhouse

A major figure in the 1960s Japanese avant-garde, Genpei Akasegawa is best known for his trademark bundled objects wrapped in rope or fabricated 100-yen-notes. Akasegawa created fake banknotes in 1963, using them as gallery invitations and packaging for familiar objects—such as One-Thousand-Yen Note Trial Impound …

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