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Tonight! Gertrude Quastler (1909–1963): Some forgotten drawings

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Gertrude Quastler-83

A small exhibition of an unpublished group of drawings by Vienna-born Gertrude Quastler (1909–1963). These evidently private sketches, executed on Long Island towards the end of her life (from around 1958, when she was progressively debilitated by chronic illness), are a parallel to the joyous art for which she is best known. In this group of 75 drawings shown at Pittsburgh’s Brillobox, which gravitate between a near-hysterical playfulness and a darkly neurotic outlook, a modern 20th-century realism can be discerned

Opening reception:
Thursday, September 19th, 2013, 7–10 p.m.
Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
On view through January 2014

Other times by appointment or by announcement.

—Daniel Baumann and Graham Shearing, curators


Who is Hisachika Takahashi?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Hisachika Takahashi

I need your help. I ran through the catalog Aspects de l’art actuel, Paris Festival d’Automne (1973) and saw this spread by Hisachika Takahashi (b. 1940). Not much information about him online. He worked with Lucio Fontana on a really great Concetto Spaziale painting in 1966, he collaborated with Robert Rauschenberg for a show in Israel and was his assistant, and he is mentioned within the context of New York’s alternative art space 112 Workshop and was in a group show at White Columns in 1972. The most complete entry I found is this. Takahashi seemed to have cooked at Gordon Matta-Clark’s Food restaurant in the 1970s, so is the artist the same as the chef? Do you know more? Thanks!


I just found these few pages out of a catalog that I wanted to share. And thanks to Jeff from White Columns for this link, check it out!

Hisachika Takahashi, 15.05 – 30.05.2013
Presenting most of the originally-exhibited paintings for the first time in 45 years, this is a re-creation of the solo exhibition by Japanese artist Hisachika Takahashi (b. 1940) which was held at Wide White Space, Antwerp in 1967. A project by artist in residency Yuki Okumura