Toshio Yoshida

June 16, 2017

Gutai’s spectacular rise—and potential fall

The Art Newspaper by Matthew Wilcox

Crucial in Gutai’s sudden boom, in McCaffrey’s view, was the fact that the group had essentially been ignored in the US since the 1950s. “Look at the market for Italian post-war work, or back to the late 1980s, when the German Neo-Expressionists started to make an impact in the US. There are these discrepancies in information and knowledge that pop up.” Read More
May 5, 2017

Toshio Yoshida

Wall Street International

Toshio Yoshida (1928-1997) adopted the mantra of Jiro Yoshihara—“Do what has never been done before”—to explore the intersection of painting and performance, and was one of the great original thinkers and innovators of Gutai alongside Kazuo Shiraga, Sadamasa Motonaga, Atsuko Tanaka, Shozo Shimamoto, and Saburo Murakami. The exhibition at McCaffrey begins with a selection of Burn Paintings from 1954, which Yoshida created through searing and scaring plywood panels with a soldering iron, or with red hot coals. Read More
May 5, 2017

Toshio Yoshida Emerges from Gutai’s Grasp

Hyperallergic by Edward M. Gómez

Even for viewers familiar with the diversity of art forms cooked up by the Gutai artists and the attitudes that informed them, much of what is on display in this Yoshida show may come as a surprise. Read More
April 19, 2017

Press Release: Toshio Yoshida at Fergus McCaffrey, New York

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March 31, 2017

“Hong Kong Art Basel 2017 finally finds its Asian identity amid the high flyers”

The Sydney Morning Herald by John McDonald

Fergus McCaffrey of New York joined the party with work by the late Toshio Yoshida (1928-97), a Japanese abstract artist of the Gutai group – a movement now attracting worldwide attention. Read More
March 9, 2017

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017: Toshio Yoshida, Press Release

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March 9, 2017

Fergus McCaffrey at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, Booth 3D09

It is an honor for Fergus McCaffrey to be working with the Yoshida family and the great Gutai scholar Koichi Kawasaki to rectify Toshio Yoshida's glaring lapse in art history. The gallery's solo presentation of Toshio Yoshida at Art Basel Hong Kong provides the opportunity for the widest possible audience in Asia to encounter four decades of Yoshida's breathtaking innovations.