The final artworks titled “Reposing Souls” of commercial photographer Sakae Takahashi, who passed away this September, is currently on exhibit at Gallery Sugata (address: 271-1, Takoyakushicho, Muromachi-dori Nijo-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto). The exhibit was in the works since the summer and focuses on Takahashi as well as stylist/accessories designer Yuko Katayama. Due to the sudden departure of Takahashi, his final works were curated by Katayama and Takahashi’s family and friends.
Born in 1945, Takahashi began his career as commercial photographer in Osaka at the beginning of the 1970s. He is also known for works relating to fashion such as those displayed at Kobe Fashion Museum, Hiroko Koshino’s portfolio (2004) and the Yoshitaka Amano × Yoshiki Hishinuma Eve exhibit (2010). Takahashi was once again in the spotlight for the “Tokyo Vivid” series posted on Panasonic’s Lumix GM website.
The highlight of the exhibit is that it focuses on Takahashi’s role as a plastic artist. Driftwood, animals’ bones and old farming equipment form assemblages, which are arrayed primitively in a Japanese setting.
A part of the collection will also be exhibited at Zen Kashoin Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs store (5F) from Dec 25 to Jan 14.
“Reposing Souls” Sakae Takahashi / Yuko Katayama
Venue: Gallery Sugata
Address: 271-1, Takoyakushicho, Muromachi-dori Nijo-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Dates: Dec 3 to 21
Hours: 10 am to 7 pm