An archive of prints, posters and ephemera from the Japanese experimental and Fluxus East artist Yoshio Nakajima who worked amongst other avant-garde artists in Sweden and the Netherlands in the 1970s.
This archive consists of offset print works on coloured card (nearly all of which are hand-stamped and signed) plus more than 35 items of ephemera including A4 photocopies, brochures, small posters, invitation cards and hand-written notes relating to exhibitions and performances in Europe. Offset prints similar to those included in this archive formed part of a group show organised by Centro de Arte y Comunicacion (CAyC) in Buenos Aires in 1975. The publication Yoshio Nakajima: Test Kultur, published by Thomas Niggl and Peter Below’s influential Omnibus Press in 1978, is also included. The book documents the chronology of Nakajima’s practice through images of his performances and happenings across Europe from the early 1960s.
Mixed-media collage work, signed and dated by the artist. The work contains the artist’s black hair; burnt paper; polyester stuffing; documents; and cut-out cherub characters glued to white cream backing card. Hand rubberstamped in red and black and annotated in pencil and black marker pen. Includes the rubberstamp of the International Artists Cooperative, dated November 21 1975.