Until today Minoru ONODA’s
art is almost exclusively known in the context of Gutai, as it was
included in the 2013 exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground at New
York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This overdue first-ever monograph
on ONODA introduces him as an artist in his own right.
Apart from investigating his
relations with Gutai, it explores his creative process with a
particular focus on his sketchbooks and paintings from the 1960s until
his death in 2008.
by renown curators and art historians Edward M. Gómez, Astrid
Handa-Gagnard, Koichi Kawasaki and Shoichi Hirai are included, as well
as an homage by fellow artist Takesada Matsutani.
The book contains 232 pages and over 170 photographs. Published by Scheidegger & Spiess.
Books are available at the gallery in English or Japanese.