Shinkichi Tajiri Exhibition

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Los Angeles-born Shinkichi Tajiri (1923-2009) was a second-generation Japanese immigrant who overcame internment during the early days World War II, frontline combat later during that conflict and postwar discrimination to become a world-renowned sculptor while living in the Netherlands from 1957 onwards. Having studied under Ossip Zadkine and worked together with artists from the avant-garde Cobra movement, Tajiri favoured the twin themes of knots and warriors in his work, which is both deeply personal and socially conscious. These two focal points are revisited at Blum & Poe, which now presents Japan's first Tajiri exhibition in half a century. The display should make for an excellent introduction to an artist whose public pieces dot many Dutch cities as well as LA's Little Tokyo.


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