La MaMa Blogs: Kikuo Saito (1939 - 2016)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kikuo Saito (1939 - 2016)

Kikuo Saito, 1967 (Photo by Conrad Ward)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of artist Kikuo Saito.  

 Prop from Water Play (1976), Photo: La MaMa Archive

Postcard from Toy Garden (1996)

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1939,  Kikuo was one of the first Japanese artists welcomed into residency by Ellen Stewart at La MaMa where he worked with Tom Eyen, Tom O'Horgan and Robert Wilson among others. His career as an painter was prolific, exhibiting his paintings since 1976 in many group and solo shows and his work is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. 

Wine Tree (2012) Oil on Canvas

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. 

Services will be Friday, February 19, 2016

2:00-5:00 pm &
7:00 -9:00 pm

Greenwich Village Funeral Home
199 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

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