Ushio Shinohara – Drink More, 1964

Ushio Shinohara. Drink More, 1964. Fluorescent paint, lacquer, plaster, and a Coca-Cola bottle on canvas. 61 3/8 x 74 5/6 x 9 1/2 inches (156.0 x 190.0 x 24.0 cm)


Born in Tokyo in 1932.

“American art that lost its glory” was the way Shinohara Ushio summed up Twenty Years of American Painting, an exhibition sent to Tokyo by New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1966. Just two years earlier, Shinohara had been an enthusiastic “imitator” of American artists, copying works by the likes of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and George Segal. If Shinohara’s copies of the works of American modern masters are not naïve imitations but rather critiques of the concept of originality itself, what messages do they convey? Hiroko Ikegami reveals how Tokyoite/New Yorker Shinohara started to “pop” in his own style after he stopped producing Imitation Art.

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