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Atsuko Tanaka, ‘Work (title unknown, study for '96A)’, ca. 1996, MAKI
Atsuko Tanaka, ‘Work (title unknown, study for '96A)’, ca. 1996, MAKI
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Atsuko Tanaka

Work (title unknown, study for '96A), ca. 1996

Pencil, colored pencil and watercolor on paper
5 1/10 × 4 1/5 in
13 × 10.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$7,500 - 10,000
Location
Shibuya-ku, Paris, Shinagawa-Ku
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Inscribed '5-13-2' on the reverse. Accompanied by a Registration Certificate by Kanayama Akira and Tanaka Atsuko Association (KATAA), not …
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Atsuko Tanaka
Japanese, 1932–2005
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Atsuko Tanaka was known best for her experimental clothing and performances. She made her early paintings by using commercially purchased cloth stretched into canvases. After she joined the Gutai Art Group in 1955, Tanaka became influenced by the group’s preoccupations with chance, time, and space. During that time, Tanaka came to see her body as a malleable artwork, and her entire oeuvre as a form of painting. In one of her best-known works, Electric Dress (1956), she wore and moved around in a garment made from incandescent light bulbs. Other performances involved changing outfits that emphasized constraint or transformation, presented everyday objects for aesthetic consideration, and made engravings on sand.

Atsuko Tanaka, ‘Work (title unknown, study for '96A)’, ca. 1996, MAKI
Atsuko Tanaka, ‘Work (title unknown, study for '96A)’, ca. 1996, MAKI
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Inscribed '5-13-2' on the reverse. Accompanied by a Registration Certificate by Kanayama Akira and Tanaka Atsuko Association (KATAA), not …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Atsuko Tanaka
Japanese, 1932–2005
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Atsuko Tanaka was known best for her experimental clothing and performances. She made her early paintings by using commercially purchased cloth stretched into canvases. After she joined the Gutai Art Group in 1955, Tanaka became influenced by the group’s preoccupations with chance, time, and space. During that time, Tanaka came to see her body as a malleable artwork, and her entire oeuvre as a form of painting. In one of her best-known works, Electric Dress (1956), she wore and moved around in a garment made from incandescent light bulbs. Other performances involved changing outfits that emphasized constraint or transformation, presented everyday objects for aesthetic consideration, and made engravings on sand.

Atsuko Tanaka

Work (title unknown, study for '96A), ca. 1996

Pencil, colored pencil and watercolor on paper
5 1/10 × 4 1/5 in
13 × 10.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$7,500 - 10,000
Location
Shibuya-ku, Paris, Shinagawa-Ku
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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