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Tetsumi Kudо̄ (工藤哲巳, Kudо̄ Tetsumi) (23 February 1935 – 12 November 1990) was a Japanese avant-garde artist whose multidisciplinary practice included painting, performance, installation and sculpture. Associated with the Anti-Art (Han-geijutsu) movement in Japan in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Kudо̄'s provocative art was nourished by lifelong interests in science, sport and everyday objects. His work often presents a radically transformed and grotesque vision of the human body, calling into question its desires and its limits, as well as its future and origins. Never having officially identified with any one group or movement throughout his international career, the artist's body of work evades art historical classification.
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Japanese, French
Artist, Teacher, Installation Artist, Painter, Performance Artist, Sculptor
Tetsumi Kudō, Tetsuo Kudō, Tetsumi Kudo, Kudo Tetsumi, 工藤哲巳
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