2004 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gutai Art Association, which was formed by the painter Yoshihara Jiro and a group of young artists in the Hanshin area. The group produced a large body of work and embraced a multitude of expressive forms. Gaining recognition in both Japan and in the U.S. and Europe, Gutai was the first Japanese post-war art group to be affiliated with a Western art movement. The group dissolved in 1972 following the death of Yoshihara. In the mid-1980s, a series of Gutai retrospectives were held throughout Japan and in Spain, Yugoslavia, Italy, Germany and France.

This book offers a concise overview of the 18-year history of Gutai, highlighting key developments, activities and exhibitions, and is filled with numerous photographs. It provides biographical sketches of some of its former members and includes a chronology, guide to Gutai exhibition sites, museums with important collections of Gutai art, as well as resources with further information.
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Aine KINASHI, 木梨アイネ

Akiko HORIO, 堀尾昭子

Akira KANAYAMA, 金山明

Atsuko TANAKA, 田中敦子

Chiyu UEMAE, 上前智祐

Fujiko SHIRAGA, 白髪富士子

Hajime OKAMOTO

Hideo YOSHIHARA, 吉原英雄

Hiroshi OKADA

Hiroshi WATANABE, 渡辺宏

Itoko ONO

Jiro YOSHIHARA, 吉原治良

Kazuo SHIRAGA, 白髮一雄

Kei ISETANI, 伊勢谷圭

Keiko MORIUCHI, 森内敬子

Keizo TANAKA

KIKUNAMI Joji, 聴涛襄治

Kimiko OHARA, 大原紀美子

KITANI Shigeki, 喜谷繁暉

Koichi NAKAHASHI

Kumiko IMANAKA, 今中クミ子

MASANOBU Masatoshi, 正延正俊

Masaya SAKAMOTO, 坂本昌也

Michimasa NAOHARA, 猶原通正

Michio YOSHIHARA, 吉原通雄

Minoru ONODA, 小野田實

Minoru YOSHIDA, ヨシダミノル

Motonao TAKASAKI, 高崎元尚

Noboru SAKAMITSU

Norio IMAI, 今井祝雄

Ryuji TANAKA, 田中竜児

Saburo MURAKAMI, 村上三郎

Sadaharu HORIO, 堀尾貞治

Sadamasa MOTONAGA, 元永定正

Sadami AZUMA, 東貞美

Sadayuki KAWAMURA

Seiko KANNO

Senkichiro NASAKA, 名坂千吉郎

Shozo SHIMAMOTO, 嶋本昭三

Shuji MUKAI, 向井修二

TAI Satoshi, 田井智

Takehiro NABEKURA

Takesada MATSUTANI, 松谷武判

Takeshi SHIBATA

Tamiko UEDA, 上田民子

Teruyuki TSUBOUCHI, 坪内晃幸

Toichiro FUJIKAWA

Toshiko KINOSHITA, 木下淑子

Toshio YOSHIDA, 吉田稔郎

Tsuruko YAMAZAKI, 山崎つる子

Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA, 前川強

Yasuo SUMI, 鷲見康夫

Yoshihiko SHIOYA

Yoshiko HASHIGAMI

Yoshio SEKINE, 関根美夫

Yozo UKITA, 浮田要三

Yuko NASAKA, 名坂有子

Yutaka FUNAI, 船井裕

Yutaka MATSUDA, 松田豊

Location code REF.HIS
Language

English, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2004

No of pages

207

ISBN / ISSN

4568201772

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
The Pioneering Significance of Gutai in Post-War Art History

- Shigenobu KIMURA, 木村重信

Gutai History
Birth and Challenge: Early Period 1954-1957
Leaping and Development: Middle Period 1957-1965
Maturing and the End: Late Period 1965-1972
Post Gutai
A Guide to Gutai
Gutai — Toward a Reconsideration

- Shoichi HIRAI, 平井章一

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