ABC-ARTE collaborated with Shozo Shimamoto e Yasuo Sumi for many years. We will realise an event - exhibition, a possibility to see in person very rare works coming from international and prestigious Museums and private collections.
All Gutai works, hanged on the walls, include big canvases and works on paper. The selection will focus on important historical and recent works (from the Fifties to 2000). Also rare works, realised on nets and scrolls, will be present.
His work will be in connection with the Gutai works by Shozo Shimamoto and Yasuo Sumi. It has been specifically conceived for this event.
The peculiarity, which distinguishes the works by Guitai movement's founders, is the limited numbers of works executed. The movement has always been far away from the business way of thinking, and a different behaviour would have been in contrast with the basic principles of the group.
The interest of international collectors towards Gutai artists is growing nowadays. Very high prices have been achieved, especially during the last three years. 2015 represents a break in the group's market history. Their position in the auction houses is now close to artists like Fontana and Rothko.
The works by Shozo Shimamoto, founder and theorist of Gutai movement, will be exposed together with the works by his friend Yasuo Sumi, who recently passed away on October 12th, 2015. They both have been the most recognised artists between the original members of this artistic movement.
They took part to all Gutai's exhibitions, from the first to the 21st. Their artistic itinerary created a proper revolution in Japanese and international contemporary art.
This event is an important chance to focus on two central artistic personalities in the XXth century art history. It will highlight a special period for history, politics, culture and art, when revolutionary artistic concepts reached Europe, United States and Japan through parallel ways.
Thanks to the long collaboration with these two artists, ABC-ARTE will show works not accessible on other occasions. It will be the best chance to enjoy these works through this unique event - exhibition.