This October, Sotheby’s London had its first-ever public sale devoted to up to date Japanese artwork. Entitled From Japan With Love, it included 73 tons, divided into 5 themes: Neo-Pop, Kawaii, Anime and Manga, Homage to Shunga, and Provoke/Photobooks.
Every theme contained work by famend creatives. Neo-Pop, for example, featured colourful items by Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama. Kawaii, which focuses on the aesthetic of cuteness, included works by Yoshimoto Nara and American artist KAWS. Moreover, the theme Provoke/Photobooks launched a collection of hanging, visceral pictures by Nobuyoshi Araki, Rinko Kawauchi, and Daido Moriyama.
“We’re tremendous enthusiastic about this upcoming one-of-a-kind sale: From Japan with Love,” Sotheby’s Prints Specialist, Yessica Marks, wrote within the press launch previous to the public sale’s opening on October 6. “It truly is an public sale like no different, celebrating the recognition and affect of Japanese type which continues to achieve new heights. From the whimsical storytelling present in Anime and Manga prints to Kawaii—or extra generally referred to as ‘the tradition of cuteness’—and the kaleidoscopic Neo-Pop prints, the sale showcases the breadth of latest Japanese inventive manufacturing.”
From Japan With Love succeeds Sotheby’s current Banksy print public sale, which tripled its pre-sale estimate. Scroll right down to see extra artwork from the public sale, and be taught extra about these works by visiting Sotheby’s website.
Sotheby’s had its first public sale devoted to up to date Japanese artwork.
Entitled From Japan With Love, it featured works by acclaimed artists reminiscent of Takashi Murakami…
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