Authors: Serge Guilbaut, Amanda Herold-Marme, Kaira M. Cabañas, Tom McDonough, Maureen Murphy, Isabel Plante This broad collective exhibition reflects the vitality and vivacity of the art scene in all its complexity, displaying the different creative trends which took hold in the city inside and outside the School of Paris at a time of fervent political debate, held to the backdrop of the new global stage opened by the Cold War. From a broad array of artistic fields — from painting and sculpture to jazz, literature and film — foreign artists dealt with mounting tension by bringing their approaches and hopes to the Parisian milieu in an attempt to connect with the tradition of international m
21 November 2018 – 22 April 2019 / Sabatini Building, Floor 1, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid Two of Tajiri's sculptures, the Vipers Film and a photo reportage by Sabine Weiss that show Tajiri creating his 'one-day sculptures', are now on show in the exhibition: Lost, Loose and Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris 1944-1968 in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. This show explores the contribution of foreign artists who, after the Second World War, were working in Paris, a city which still preserved a certain aura surrounding its mythical modern embodiment as a “City of Light” in the 19th century. Paris at that time, rebuilding politically, socially and economically after the war, was trying to revamp t
Shinkichi Tajiri’s wallpaper design ‘Lousiana’ designed and printed in 1954 at Rasch & Co is now part of the V&A Pattern: 100 Postcards box. This box contains 100 unique postcards with different patterns from the eclectic collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. These designs- intended for textiles, fashion and furnishing - range from the intricate floral motifs of William Morris to the wit of Pop design; from the cool restraint of 1950s textiles to the fresh patterns of Liberty fabrics.
In 1951 Shinkichi Tajiri worked as a guest professor for a year at the Werkkunstschule (school of applied arts) in Wuppertal, Germany, after his stipend ran out in 1951. “They found a wall paper comp