Tokyo: Tokyo Gallery, 1967. First Edition.
Square Small 4to ( 9 1/4 inches / 238 mm), three cards on heavy paper stock housed in rice-paper envelope.
An imaginative Pop Art exhibition announcement for a show at Tokyo Gallery, November 11-December 2, 1967. It features three cards, two of which have perforated die-cut parts, which can be used to make a paper sculpture. The cards are intact and not yet constructed. Biography and chronology printed in English and Japanese on the verso of two of the cards. Assembly instructions are in Japanese only, but a diagram shows how to proceed. The cards are housed in a square envelope made of rice paper.
Yoshishige Saito (1904-2001) was an important abstract painter and sculptor who was an influential leader of Japan's avant-garde, both before and after World War II. During his lifetime, he had numerous museum and gallery shows. He has attracted renewed interest in the last few years, with galleries in Europe and the United States showing his works.
OCLC shows only two institutional copies, at the Getty Research Institute and at the University of California, Santa Barbara. SCARCE.
CONDITION: Cards in Fine condition, envelope with slight toning around the edges. Overall, a Near Fine or better copy. Item #1451
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