Saturday, June 15, 2013


 This past spring the Japan Society of New York featured the exhibit Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints. To quote from the Society's description of this show; "Edo Pop playfully juxtaposes classic ukiyo-e prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with contemporary works inspired by these artists and their works. Delve into alluring worlds created by the power of Edo period and contemporary popular culture in which change is the only constant."

 In the entry area was a large mural painted by the artist  (Lady) Aiko.  For a video of her at work on her piece called Sunrise click this.  And hooray photos were allowed in this area of the show. As a fan of the graffiti artist I put this exhibit at the top of my must see list.  Aiko has been based in New York for several years and I enjoy how she combines images of Japanese art with Western images.

                                                           Inside the Japan Society.

                                                Sign for the exhibit with Aiko's work.

                                      Sunrise in the entry area outside the exhibit gallery.

                                                                     Closer view.

                                                                 Butterfly and wave.

                                                                  East meets West.


Anonymous said...

Hi sbk! This is really amazing. Thanks for including the link to the video. I didn't realize at first how big the piece was until I saw Aiko working on it. Wish I could have seen the show.

Hope you're having a great summer!

sarah sbk said...

Hi duriandave,

Thanks for your comment. I can't wait to see what she does next. The show was terrific.

Have a great summer.

YTSL said...

The art brings to mind tattoos -- considering the detail, it'd be super painful if one were to have them on one's skin though! ;O

sarah sbk said...

hi ytsl,

It would be cool to have a tattoo of the woman with the tattoo on her back on one's back.