Fergus McCaffrey, St. Barth is proud to present an exhibition of drawings and works on paper by two of the most influential Japanese artist. Natsuyuki Nakanishi / Jiro Takamatsu will be on view from August 6 - September 15, with an opening reception from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 6.
Natsuyuki Nakanishi and Jiro Takamatsu formed the legendary collective Hi Red Center in 1963 along with Genpei Akasegawa; named from the English translations of the first characters of their surnames-- “taka” (high), “aka” (red) and “naka” (center). The movement was short-lived, but produced performance pieces involving the community and participants in Tokyo, which sought to eliminate the boundary between art and life. After the movement ended in 1964, Nakanishi and Takamatsu worked individually in order to pursue their own artistic practice.