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Lot. 139

KUDO Tetsumi
( 1935-1990 , Japan )

Title
CAGE ET OISEAU, MIROIR / CAGE AND BIRD, MIRROR
Technique
mixed media
Sign
signed on the bottom
Size
h37.5×w20.0×d11.7 cm
Year
cir. 1976
Provenance
Semiha et Juliana Huber Collection, France
Estimation
HKD : 500,000 - 800,000
( USD 65,000 - 100,000 )  ( JPY 7,000,000 - 11,000,000 )


Price Realized
HKD : 847,000
“ …Here is a box with many openings. People called it a “cage.”
A cage is not simply for keeping a canary.
Artists as well are kept in cages.
Just like women in a show window or goldfish in a tank, they are kept beautiful for showing and as toys. …” – Tetsumi Kudo (1976 for Kudo, exh, cat.(Galerie Beaubourg, Galerie Vallois, Paris 1977.)

Kudo scorned the anthropocentric bent of Western modernism and called for reappraisal of human society, as a mechanism that was slavishly attached to species preservation, through the rejection of sexual intercourse. After moving to France in 1962, he boldly engaged with fundamental problems and taboos related to human survival, including sex, pollution, and atomic energy, stayed mainly in Europe.


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