Shozo Shimamoto
Japanese, 1928-2013
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
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Selected exhibitions
2018
TEFAF TWENTY,
Fergus McCaffrey
2015
Shimamoto - The Gutai Works,
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
`A Serious Bluffer` Solo Exhibition of Shozo Shimamoto,
Whitestone Gallery

Co-founder of the Japanese avant-garde collective the Gutai Art Group in the 1950s, Shozo Shimamoto pioneered action painting, performance art, and mail art, with a prevailing concern for the tension between the element of chance and the artist’s control. Early in his career, while painting on newspaper, he …

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