Sadamasa Motonaga

  • New York
  • November 6 - January 30, 2016
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  • Photograph 1 from Sadamasa Motonaga exhibition.
  • Photograph 2 from Sadamasa Motonaga exhibition.
  • Photograph 3 from Sadamasa Motonaga exhibition.
  • Photograph 4 from Sadamasa Motonaga exhibition.
  • Photograph 5 from Sadamasa Motonaga exhibition.

Fergus McCaffrey is proud to present the gallery’s second solo exhibition of the work of Sadamasa Motonaga (1922–2011). The exhibition features works created after the artist’s residency in New York in 1966 and the dissolution of the Gutai group in 1972.

Not only was Sadamasa Motonaga one of the central figures in the Gutai Art Association (1954–72), but he also broke down the barriers between manga, graffiti, and fine art to open up a dialogue between high and low culture in Japan, preparing the ground for the Superflat generation of the 1990s.

Selected Works

  • Sadamasa Motonaga, Moko MokoMoko, 1976
    Acrylic on illustration board, Framed Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (47 x 62.2 cm)
    © Motonaga Archive Research Institution Ltd.
  • Sadamasa Motonaga, Yon Kuru, 1974
    Acrylic on canvas, 64 x 51 1/4 inches (162.6 x 130.3 cm)
    © Motonaga Archive Research Institution Ltd.