Symbiose, 1972
Symbiose, 1972
Assemblage of various objects
11,6 x 6,3 x 4,3 in
Unique artwork
Cybernetic Art, 1963
Cybernetic Art, 1963
Painted wood case, glass jars, nails, magazine, clippings, ping pong balls
30.6 x 19.5 x 4 in
Unique artwork
YOU ARE METAMORPHOSING, 1963
YOU ARE METAMORPHOSING, 1963
Box painted with collage, thermometer, plastic elements winded with vegetal threads
10 x 10 x 10 in
Unique artwork
Symbiose, 1972
Symbiose, 1972
Plastic, resin, glue, cellulose, soil, paint, glass, transistors, etc.
11,6 x 6,3 x 4,3 in
Unique artwork
Cultivation by nature  and people who are looking at it, circa 1970
Cultivation by nature and people who are looking at it, circa 1970
plastic bucket, soil, resin, glue, cellulose, hair, paint, electronic circuits, etc
12 x 12 x 14 in
Frame: 16 x 18 x 22 in
Unique artwork
Your portrait, 1963
Your portrait, 1963
Painted wood, metal, plastic
Unique artwork
Souvenir la Mue - For nostalgic purpose - For your living room, 1967
Souvenir la Mue - For nostalgic purpose - For your living room, 1967
Plastic, resin, glue, cellulose, paint, soil, valve amplifier, etc
Unique artwork
Symbiose, 1972
Symbiose, 1972
Plastic, resin, glue, cellulose, soil, paint, glass, transistors, etc.
11,6 x 6,3 x 4,3 in
Unique artwork
Promenade in the heredity, Chromosome, 1979
Promenade in the heredity, Chromosome, 1979
Plastic, metal cage, wood panel, wool threads, soil, resin, glue, cellulose, paint
(cage and base)
Frame: 14 9/16 x 15 3/4 x 10 5/8 in (with the plexiglass)
Unique artwork
© Photo: Rebecca Fanuele
Sans titre, 1972
Sans titre, 1972
Plastic flowers, plastic bucket, resin, glue, cellulose, paint, soil, resistances, valve amplifier, wood base, etc
25 x 18 1/8 x 14 9/16 in
Unique artwork
Symbiosis, 1976
Symbiosis, 1976
Plastic, metal cage, wood panel, a plastic lili of the valley, soil, resin, glue, cellulose, paint
Unique artwork

Tetsumi
KUDO

In his wide-ranging practice, Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo promoted environmental awareness through found object assemblages, reminiscent of gardens, and cubes that seemed to contain vast inner worlds in states of metamorphosis. A staunch antimodernist, he freely sampled abject imagery, like feces, eyeballs, breasts, and penises, presented in combination with household objects, transistors, and early electronics, to criticize the rampant consumerism of the postwar recovery. Kudo, who was an early proponent of performance-based painting, was an important figure of Tokyo’s “Anti-Art” movement before relocating to Paris in 1962, where he gained recognition for the Happenings he staged and began making art in the vein of Nouveau Réalisme. His lasting legacy can be traced in such artists as Paul McCarthy and Takashi Murakami, who once called him “the father of us all.”




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