Tsuyoshi MaekawaExhibition

Tsuyoshi Maekawa

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Tsuyoshi Maekawa, to be held in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery.  It will be the inaugural presentation at Saatchi Gallery’s new project space, SALON, launching on 24 February 2017.

The exhibition will include a selection of paintings by the artist from the 1950s and ’60s, conveying both his unique sensibility and the remarkable energy of Gutai’s most productive period. Highlights include two works initially presented at Maekawa’s first solo exhibition at the Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, which took place in November 1963: Untitled (A5)(1963) and Mountain with Lines (1963). The latter comes from a grouping of important works on loan from Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, and once formed part of a monumental quadriptych whose other panels have since been lost.

Dominique Lévy previously held an exhibition of Maekawa’s works in New York in 2014. Tsuyoshi Maekawa will be held concurrently with an exhibition of fellow Gutai painter Kazuo Shiraga’s works at Lévy Gorvy’s Old Bond Street location (from 3 February – 25 March 2017).  The gallery will also be collaborating with Axel Vervoordt Gallery for an exhibition of paintings by Shiraga at the latter’s new space in Antwerp, opening on March 8. By presenting simultaneous exhibitions by two Gutai masters across multiple venues in Europe, Lévy Gorvy will highlight the legacy of this influential avant-garde collective.

SALON at Saatchi Gallery will partner with major international galleries to present a wide platform dedicated to exhibiting work by established artists as well as artists' estates in selling exhibitions.

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Selected Works

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  • Untitled
    1967
    Oil and burlap on panel
    10 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches (27 x 22 cm)

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  • 1963 G 100-2
    1963
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    63 3/4 x 51 1/4 inches (162 x 130 cm)
    Signed and dated 1964 (on the reverse)

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  • 1967 G 80-2
    1967
    Oil and cotton on canvas
    71 7/8 x 36 inches (182.5 x 91.5 cm)
    Signed (on the reverse)

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  • Untitled (140909)
    1963
    Oil on canvas
    28 3/4 x 24 inches (73 x 61 cm)
    Signed and dated (lower right and on the stretcher)

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  • Untitled
    1957
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 15 inches (45.5 x 38 cm)

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  • Untitled (A5)
    1963
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    23 7/8 x 28 1/2 inches (60.5 x 72.5 cm)
    Signed and dated Tsuyoshi Maekawa '63 (on the reverse); signed again in Japanese (on the reverse)

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  • Untitled
    1966
    Oil on canvas
    15 x 18 inches (38 x 45.5 cm)

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Publications

Selected Press

Art Versed | Gutai Revival: Tsuyoshi Maekawa’s Tactile Canvases at Saatchi SALON

April 13, 2017

The Gutai movement set about to embody human creativity in material form. With an emphasis on radical …

Neue Zurcher Zeitung | Tu, was keiner zuvor getan hat!

April 1, 2017

«Tsuyoshi» bedeutet «stark», «kräftig». Der 81-jährige japanische Künstler Tsuyoshi Maekawa …

Artlyst | Levy Gorvy Inaugurate SALON A New Commercial Collaboration At Saatchi Gallery

February 1, 2017

Philly Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery has launched a new venture which will work in collaboration …

Artnet | New Saatchi Gallery Space Launches With Lévy Gorvy Show

February 1, 2017

On February 24, London’s Saatchi Gallery will launch a new commercial space called SALON, dedicated …