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Accompanying the upcoming MoMA exhibition of the same name, Doryun Chong's new book Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde explores the provocative and radical art produced in post-war Japan. The book is filled with over 200 pages of vibrant pictures and illustrations that feature the paintings, sculpture, photography, dance and more that was being created in this transformative period of Tokyo's history. Some of it is brilliant, some of it it's really strange, but all of it is fascinating. The exhibition runs from November 18, 2012 to February 25, 2013. Take a sneak peek at images below.



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Kojima Nobuaki. Untitled (Figure). 1964. Painted plaster and strips of cloth coated with polyethylene resin. 67 5/8 x 35 1/2 x 19 3/8″ (171.7 x 90 x 49 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. © 2011 Kojima Nobuaki

moma_tokyo_daid_majorette.jpegMoriyama Daidō. Baton Twirler (Baton towarā). 1967. Gelatin silver print. 18 7/8 x 14 11/16″ (48.1 x 37.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer. © 2012 Moriyama Daidō

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Yokoo Tadanori. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (Sōzōsha) (Shinjuku dorobō nikki [Sōzōsha]). 1968. Screenprint. 39 1/4 x 28″ (99.7 x 71.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer. © 2012 Yokoo Tadanori
moma_tokyo_akasegawa_sheetsofvagina.pngAkasegawa Genpei. Sheets of Vagina (Second Present) (Vagina no shītsu [Nibanme no purezento]). 1961/1994. Vacuum tube, car-tire tube, car wheel, and wood. 71 5/8 x 35 13/16″ (182 x 91 cm). Collection of the artist (long-term loan to Nagoya City Art Museum), courtesy SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo. © Akasegawa Genpei

moma_tokyo_nakamura_circulartrain.pngNakamura Hiroshi. Circular Train A (Telescope Train) (Enkan ressha A [Bōenkyō ressha]). 1968. Oil on canvas. 71 5/8 x 89 9/16″ (182 x 227.5 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. © Nakamura Hiroshi, courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

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