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Shozo Shimamoto

Bottle Crash in Venice 20, 2007

Acrylic and broken glass on paper laid down on board
59 3/10 × 100 2/5 in
150.5 × 255 cm
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Ambrosiana Casa d'Aste

cm. 150.5 x 255

Certificate of the Shozo Shimamoto Association, under no. 278

Work realized during …

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cm. 150.5 x 255

Certificate of the Shozo Shimamoto Association, under no. 278

Work realized during the performance in 2007 in Venice, in the Chiostro di San Nicolò
Signed "S. Shimamoto" (lower right)

Shozo Shimamoto
Japanese, 1928–2013
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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 accidentally punctured the surface—an entirely chance event that he would transform into a formal, repetitive operation. He began a career-long study of the violent encounter with the surface of the painting, primarily through the creation of holes and cuts. Painting in vivid color and forming abstract forms with irregularly patterned holes, Shimamoto found that his gestures left a record of the artist’s physical action and gave the image a performative element. He eventually expanded his practice into live performance, often staging the creation of his paintings for a live audience.

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About the work
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Ambrosiana Casa d'Aste

cm. 150.5 x 255

Certificate of the Shozo Shimamoto Association, under no. 278

Work realized during …

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cm. 150.5 x 255

Certificate of the Shozo Shimamoto Association, under no. 278

Work realized during the performance in 2007 in Venice, in the Chiostro di San Nicolò
Signed "S. Shimamoto" (lower right)

Shozo Shimamoto
Japanese, 1928–2013
Follow

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 accidentally punctured the surface—an entirely chance event that he would transform into a formal, repetitive operation. He began a career-long study of the violent encounter with the surface of the painting, primarily through the creation of holes and cuts. Painting in vivid color and forming abstract forms with irregularly patterned holes, Shimamoto found that his gestures left a record of the artist’s physical action and gave the image a performative element. He eventually expanded his practice into live performance, often staging the creation of his paintings for a live audience.

Shozo Shimamoto

Bottle Crash in Venice 20, 2007

Acrylic and broken glass on paper laid down on board
59 3/10 × 100 2/5 in
150.5 × 255 cm
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