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Genpei Akasegawa (赤瀬川 原平, Akasegawa Genpei) was a pseudonym of Japanese artist Katsuhiko Akasegawa (赤瀬川 克彦, Akasegawa Katsuhiko), born March 27, 1937 – October 26, 2014 in Yokohama. He used another pseudonym, Katsuhiko Otsuji (尾辻 克彦, Otsuji Katsuhiko), for literary works. A member of the influential artist groups Neo-Dada Organizers and Hi-Red Center, Akasegawa went on to maintain a multi-disciplinary practice throughout his career as an individual artist. He has had retrospective exhibitions at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Chiba City Museum, and Oita City Museum. His work is in the permanent collection at Museum of Modern Art in New York. Artist Nam June Paik has described Akasegawa as “one of those unexportable geniuses of Japan.”
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Artist and member of the Hi-Red Center performance or 'action' group 1963-1964. He was indicted for forgery in 1966 as a result of his use of one-sided reproductions of a 1,000-yen note. At his trial he attemped to convince the court of the validity of his own and Hi-Red Center's actions and creations as art. He was ultimately found guilty.
Artist, Writer, Conceptual Artist, Sculptor
Genpei Akasegawa, Katsuhiko Akasegawa, Katsuhiko Otsuji
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