The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Katsura Funakoshi

With his emotional, conflicted sculptures the Japanese artist Katsura Funakoshi (*1951) has developed an anatomically intriguing, yet alienated form of sculpture. Funakoshi, whose work has been seen in many biennials and has been internationally represented since the 1980s, goes beyond Asian contexts to make use of art history in general. For his torsos carved out of fragrant camphor wood, he employs the medieval art of woodcutting, but transfers the old technique into a modern format. This catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition in Wiesbaden, focuses on his complex of works, “A Tale of the Sphinx”, consisting of several busts and selected drawings.

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"Katsura Funakoshi"

October 2015

ISBN 978-3-7356-0173-5

21,00 x 26,00 cm

104 Pages

68 colored illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: German, English

Rebecca Krämer for Museum Wiesbaden
Text by
Jörg Daur, Peter Forster, Rebecca Krämer, Roman Zieglgänsberger
Design by
Klaus-Peter Heuser
Exhibition: "Katsura Funakoshi – Sphinx", October 2015 - February 2016, Museum Wiesbaden