Shuzo TAKIGUCHI
Known as a poet and an art critic. Embodied the principle of surrealism and supported activities of numerous artists as a logic and a moral support of an avant-garde movement during pre and post war era of Japan. He collaborated with artists in and out of Japan to create illustrated collection of poems, and also created various artworks himself.

Born 1903 in Toyama prefecture. He was intimate with literatures and arts from young age, and was especially fond of William Blake. While at Keio University Faculty of Letters Department of English Literature, he was deeply influenced by the surrealism, introduced by his teacher Junzaburo Nishiwaki, and through books such as "The Surrealist Manifesto" and "The Magnetic Fields".


"A souvenir or not of Philadelphia"
1973
Hand made booklet
20.5x14.0cm
(Chiba City Museum of Art, p. 176, No. 200)

"III-3"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 13.7x9.8cm
Sheet size: 13.7x9.8cm

"III-6"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 19.3x13.8cm
Sheet size: 19.3x13.8cm

"III-12"
Decalcomanie, paper (Post card)
Image size: 14.2x9.1cm
Sheet size: 14.2x9.1cm

"III-14"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 18.5x13.9cm
Sheet size: 18.5x13.9cm

"III-32"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 18.0x13.0cm
Sheet size: 26.2x19.1cm
* In pair with III-33

"III-33"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 18.0x13.2cm
Sheet size: 26.3x19.2cm
* In pair with III-32

"III-43"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 17.5x13.6cm
Sheet size: 17.5x13.6cm
* In pair with III-44

"III-44"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 17.3x13.6cm
Sheet size: 17.3x13.6cm
* In pair with III-43

"II-8"
Decalcomanie, paper
Image size: 11.0x8.5cm
Sheet size: 13.7x9.8cm
* In pair with II-7


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