This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Shinohara Pops! The Avant-Garde Road, Tokyo/New York at the Sara Bedrick Gallery of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art from August to December 2012.

'This exhibition examines the 50-year career of Ushio Shinohara, an indispensable player in the field of global contemporary history. Born in Japan in 1932, Shinohara was an enfant terrible of the Tokyo avant-garde art scene in the late 1950s with his "action art." During the 1960s, he went on to invent such signature series as Boxing Painting, Imitation Art, and Oiran. After his move to New York in 1969, he continued with his versatile image-making endeavor, with Motorcycle Sculpture and drawings of street scenes, among other series. The exhibition consists of some seventy paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and a video documentary of the artist's life.' - from museum website.

Includes a selection of the artist's own writings and an interview with the artist by the curators. With a chronology complied by the curators and a checklist of the works in the exhibition.
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The Avant-Garde Road: Tokyo/New York

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Shinohara Pops!: When Oiran Rides a Motorcycle, Wonder Woman Swings a Samurai Sword - Hiroko IKEGAMI, 池上裕子
Ushio Shinohara's Action in Three Modes: Boxing Painting and Beyond - Reiko TOMII, 富井玲子
Art of the Motorcycle: Shinohara in the 1970s - Michael LOBEL
Shinohara Speaks!
Shinohara Pops!
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Shinohara Pops!

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