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Ushio Shinohara (Japanese, b.1932)
LOT ID: 77752
Kusama Rooftop Performance, No. 1, ie. circa 1970

Chromogenic Print (C-print), on paper
11.81 х 15.75 in. (30 x 40.01 cm.)
Signed, by the artist.
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1970
Edition of 15
Lot description
"Kusama Rooftop Performance, No 13" (c. 1970) is a stunning color photograph of the artist in the midst of a performance piece that encapsulates the heyday of 1970's feminist and anti-establishment art. This photograph is by Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara, (Japan, b. 1932) often referred to as "Guy-chan." Ushio is a critically acclaimed Contemporary artists who was among the only photographers present to capture this New York City rooftop performance piece, organized and orchestrated by famous female Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (Japan, b. 1929). This image belongs to a series of stunning color photographs of this performance taken by Shinohara. The original negative for this image is c. 1970. This photograph was printed from the original negative in 2010, is from an edition of 15, measures 11.81 x 15.75 inches, (30 x 40 cm.) and is in excellent condition.

Shinohara studied at the Tokyo Art University and moved to New York at the end of the 1960's to exhibit internationally in major galleries and museums like the National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo; the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Korea; Centres Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Guggenheim, New York; The Japan Society, New York; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Museum of Contemporary art, Los Angeles among many others. The artist currently lives and works in New York, and has works included in the following public collections:
The Miyagi Art Museum
Iwaki City Museum of Art
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
Chiba City Museum of Art
Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
Setagaya Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Meguro Museum of Art
Yokohama Museum of Art
Nigata City Art Museum
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Sazon Museum of Modern Art
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
Oita City Art Museum
The Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Ohara Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art, Tokushima
Takamatsu City Museum of Art
The Museum of Art, Kochi
Kourodai Park (Kitakyushu City)
Fukuoka Art Museum
Kawaguchi Museum of Modern Art
Fare Tachikawa (Tokyo)
Aomori Museum of Art Preparation Room
Kirishima Open Air Museum (Kagoshima)
The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum
Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art (Nagano)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Kusama Rooftop Performance, No. 1 by Ushio Shinohara
  • Kusama Rooftop Performance, No. 1 by Ushio Shinohara
  • Kusama Rooftop Performance, No. 1 by Ushio Shinohara
  • Kusama Rooftop Performance, No. 1 by Ushio Shinohara
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