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Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Kitasono Katue: Surrealist Poet

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) present the first U.S. exhibition on view through December 1, 2013, of leading avant-garde artist of his generation in Japan, Kitasono Katue (Japan, 1902–1978). Kitasono Katue: Surrealist Poet highlights over eighty original photographs, paintings, and drawings, as well as many rare publications drawn from the collection of Los Angeles- based poet and scholar, John Solt. Among the works in the exhibition are all of Kitasono’s poetry collections, including his first, Album of Whiteness (1929). The exhibition, organized by Hollis Goodall, LACMA curator for Japanese Art, portrays Kitasono as a leading participant in visual as well as literary avant-garde movements during both pre- and post-war eras.