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In 1954, Jiro Yoshihara (1905-1972), a self-taught painter, founded the Gutai Art Association, a postwar avant-garde collective with a radical focus on originality and individualism. The word “gutai,” translates to “concreteness” and represented the members’ passion for freedom of expression through the use of unusual materials and techniques.

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