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Takesada Matsutani is a former member of the influential Gutai Art Association, a group of avant-garde artists who were active in Japan from 1954 through 1972. Since the late 1960s, he has been based in Paris. He has worked in a bold abstract mode for many years, using glue and graphite, and sometimes other materials, to create sculptural, richly textured paintings. His work was most recently exhibited at Hauser & Wirth in New York.