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229
Atsuko Tanaka
'83G
Estimate
35,00055,000
JUMP TO LOT
229
Atsuko Tanaka
'83G
Estimate
35,00055,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Asian Art

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Atsuko Tanaka
1932 - 2005
'83G
signed and titled in English and dated 1983
synthetic resin on canvas
90 by 72 3/4 in. 230 by 185 cm.
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Catalogue Note

Atsuko Tanaka was a founding member of the landmark conceptualist Gutai group.  Following the group's dissolution in 1972, she continued to work as a painter at her atelier in Nara until her death last year.  In 1955, Tanaka made an historically significant sound work, "Bell," which was shown in the First Gutai Art Exhibition in October of that year.  The following year she created the equally important "Electric Dress," a contraption of colored lights and wires which she donned for public performances.  After 1957, her interest shifted mainly to painting, paralleling the move of Gutai as it became focused on the medium following the visit of French art critic Michel Tapié to Japan in the late 1950s. 

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York