Aki Kuroda Happy Boy in Manhattan
curated by Yoyo Maeght
Richard Taittinger Gallery
154 Ludlow street
10002 NY, New York
Happy Boy in Manhattan is on view through March 22, 2020.
Immense succès pour ce premier solo show d'Aki Kuroda à la Richard Taittinger Gallery. Le public et les collectionneurs se pressent pour découvrir les immenses toiles récentes ainsi que quelques rares toiles anciennes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Tokyo in 1944, Aki Kuroda expressed interest in art his entire life and painted his first work at the age of four. His family was a significant influence on Kuroda as a young boy; his father brought him magazines such as "Le Minotaure" from Paris. Through these magazines Kuroda discovered the work of painters like Picasso and Dali, which inspired him at this early stage in his artistic career. These resources were extremely valuable to the self-taught artist, and in the 1960s Kuroda travelled in Europe and he eventually elected to settle in Paris in 1970. Kuroda struggled during his early years in Paris but a chance encounter with Marguerite Duras, and Andrien Maeght reversed his fortunes shortly before he had planned to give up and return to Japan. Through Galerie Maeght Kuroda was invited to show in the 11th Paris Biennial in 1980, launching his career in a meaningful way.