The Incurable Egoist: Masahisa Fukase at the Diesel Art Gallery | Tokyo, Japan

The Incurable Egoist: Masahisa Fukase at the Diesel Art Gallery | Tokyo, Japan

"The Incurable Egoist", the title of the exhibition, is also the title of an article written back in 1973 by his ex-wife Yoko Wanibe, where she states  “The photographs that he took of me unmistakably depicted Fukase himself,” showing that no matter what appeared before Fukase’s lens, he was always looking into himself, using his subjects as way of symbolizing the nature of his existence. This exhibition embraces these words as a cornerstone in presenting a selection of masterpieces and rare unreleased work that Fukase was unable to unveil himself during his decades of silence, says a source.

The Diesel Art Gallery presents "The Incurable Egoist," a solo exhibition featuring one of the most influential figures in photography, Masahisa Fukase. In collaboration with the Masahisa Fukase Archives, the exhibition features old and new unreleased work that Mr. Fukase never got a chance to release due to his traumatic brain injury in 1992. Fukase passed away in 2012 after lying for 20 years in a coma.