Saburo Murakami

Saheburo Murakami was born in Kobe in 1925, died 1996 in Nishinomiya.

In 1948 he took his doctor´s degree in philosophy at
the University of Kansai, and he specialized in aesthetics. In 1953 he took part in founding the group Zero, which was then merged in Gutai.
In 1960 he was appointed official delegate of Japan at the International
Centre of Aesthetic Research in Turin.

His first work has a metal valence like the empty "frame", which transforms landscapes and persons into "pictures", or "glass cube" which catches the "air".
However, his reputation is mainly due to the happening, and especially to the "paper tearing".

Saburo Murakami

Collage on paper, signed and dated, 1976

Size: 38.2 x 26.6 cm
Price: Sold