Sad news from John Held Jr. today. He informed the network through Facebook that Shozo Shimamoto died 3 days ago. It was 3 days after Shoso turned 85 years old.

John Held is currently working on a Gutai exhibition in San Francisco and that will be a special event now for sure. I met Shozo Shimamoto in 1990 in Köln when he was doing the NetRun, and took this photo of him then. He will be missed.

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Comment by liketelevisionsnow on April 12, 2013 at 12:07am

That's a very nice portrait of the artist. He looks like the Buddha.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 28, 2013 at 10:29am

PEACE! 

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 28, 2013 at 6:52am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 28, 2013 at 6:52am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 28, 2013 at 6:51am

Comment by Alicia Starr on January 27, 2013 at 9:30pm

 

Comment by Helder Coelho Dias on January 27, 2013 at 9:20pm

Sad news, i really like what Gutai group stand for. Im not very familiar with Shimamoto mail art works, but will surely check it out. R.I.P.

Comment by E on January 27, 2013 at 8:42pm

Comment by E on January 27, 2013 at 8:41pm

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