(1936 - 2010)
Shusaku Arakawa was active/lived in New York / Japan. Shusaku Arakawa is known for modernist genre-caligraphy, graphics.
Biography Shusaku Arakawa
The following obituary is by Fred A. Bernstein and published in The New York Times, May 19, 2010.
Arakawa, a Japanese-born conceptual artist and designer, who with his wife, Madeline Gins, explored ideas about mortality by creating buildings meant to stop aging and preclude death, died Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 73.
He had been hospitalized for a week, said Ms. Gins, who declined to give the cause of death.
"This mortality thing is bad news," Ms. Gins said by phone from her studio on Houston Street. She said she would redouble her efforts to prove that "aging can be outlawed."
Arakawa, who was known professionally by his surname, and Ms. Gins explored their philosophy, which they called Reversible Des
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