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KIKUJI KAWADA LOS CAPRICHOS @ L. Parker Stephenson Photographs

In the Swimming Pool, 1971

February 21 – April 25, 2020

“While lesser known than the preceding landmark series, Chizu (The Map)*, Los Caprichos is proof of Kawada’s stylistic break from the older generation of Japanese photographers, such as Ken Domon, who had extolled the powers of photographic realism. While Chizu (published in 1965) was a metaphorical and metaphysical treatise on the atomic bomb and post-World War II Japan, Los Caprichos became a similar surrogate for the preoccupations of the following period; from social unrest to the end of days. Inspired by Francisco Goya’s 18th-century etchings critical of Spanish society, Kawada’s oblique and powerful imagery is derived from daily observations mixed with reverie.”

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs
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