This book “Masahisa Fukase 1961-1991 Retrospective” boasts a substantial assemblage of works, including major Fukase works, such as “Yūgi (Homo Ludence)”, “Yōko”, “Karasu (Ravens)”, “Sasuke”, “Kazoku (Family)”, and “Bukubuku”.
In 1961 Masahisa Fukase’s first solo exhibition Kill the Pig was held in Tokyo. The exhibition consisted of two series of photographs: one titled ‘Kill the Pig’ and another series titled ‘Naked’.
Following the survey monograph, this publication is dedicated to Masahisa Fukase’s emblematic series on his two cats: Sasuke and Momoe, combining unpublished and iconic images.
Photo book. The series “Family” (Kazoku) begins with a photograph of the family studio and the following 31 images are family portraits made in the studio in chronological order.
First retrospective book. This monograph brings together for the very first time all of his artistic work presented over 26 series.
Photo book. The coastal landscapes of Hokkaido serve as the backdrop for his profoundly dark and impressionistic photographs of ominous flocks of crows. The work has been interpreted as an ominous allegory for postwar Japan.
Photo book. Each of the black and white images painstakingly attend to the road’s surface – the worn road-markings, the fading lines and arrows eroded by the city’s innumerable inhabitants, a web of fissures in the asphalt.
Photo book. Memories of Father (父の記憶: Chichi no Kioku)
Photo book. Family (家族: Kazoku)
Photo book. Yohko (洋子)
Photo book. Yugi (遊戯: Homo Ludence)