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NMAO collection with Alberto Giacometti II

August 27-December 8, 2019

Georg Baselitz, Shusaku Arakawa, Luc Tuymans, Marlene Dumas, Izumi Kato, Alberto Giacometti, Jiro Takamatsu, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mieko(Chieko) Shiomi, Stephan Balkenhol, Tony Cragg, Hajime Imamura, Tetsumi Kudo, Tomoaki Suzuki, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Keiichi Ikemizu, Thomas Ruff, Yuki Onodera, Loretta Lux, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Ken Kitano, Chia-En Jao, Tomoko Yoneda, Tsubasa Kato.

The philosopher Isaku Yanaihara (1918-1989) looms large in the literature on Alberto Giacometti. During his sojourns in France between 1956 and 1961, Yanaihara sat repeatedly for this sculptor, one of the greatest in the twentieth century. Of the artist's numerous portraits of his Japanese philosopher, however, only two bronzes were finished, of which only seven casts in total are currently known. It is one of these rarities that came to the National Museum of Art, Osaka (NMAO) in 2018, the first to enter a Japanese collection. Having acquired the oil Man [Homme] (1956) in 2013, NMAO offers an opportunity to view both Giacometti's painting and sculpture, on which he staked his entire life in a struggle to render "what one sees as one sees it."

Yuki Onodera, Portrait of Second-hand Clothes No.45, 1997

The National Museum of Art, Osaka © Yuki Onodera

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