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"Arabian Night and End 2005" by Aya Takano - Must Sell $1,500
Arabian Night and End 2005 Limited Edition Print by Aya Takano
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Aya Takano

"Arabian Night and End 2005"

  • Limited Edition Print : Offset Lithograph

    Size : 19.75x23.75 in  |  50x60 cm
    Framed : 27x23 in  |  69x58 cm
    Edition : From the Edition of 300

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Hand Signed : On Verso in Silver Pen
Condition : Excellent
Framed with Plexiglass : 1 in White Frame
Purchased from : Other 2005
Provenance / History : Kaikai Kiki Market Place (by Murakami)
Certificate of Authenticity : Kaikai Kiki Market Place
LID : 139136
Aya Takano - Japan

Art Brokerage: Aya Takano Japanese Artist: b. 1976. Aya Takano born December 22, 1976) is a Japanese Superflat artist, manga artist, and science fiction essayist. Murakami was looking to exhibit the work of young artists and to help create an artistic community for like-minded artists that used the Superflat style. The Superflat movement, popularized by Murakami himself, is about emphasizing the two dimensionality of figures, which is influenced by Japanese manga and anime, while dually exposing the fetishes of Japanese consumerism. Through the basic ideas of this movement, he created the Kaikai Kiki Co., a group where five out of the seven members are women. In the 1980s, the look of pre-pubescent girls became the target of consumer culture in Japanese society. This infantilization and objectification of the female was seen most heavily in Japan's otaku culture. Japanese female artists like Takano seek to reinvent the otaku culture through a feminine perspective. Takano in particular is interested in depicting how the future will impact the role of the female heroine in society. Her figures, often androgynous, float through her alternate realities partially clothed or fully nude. Takano denies that she is trying to reveal anything specific about sex, but rather, with the slim bodies, bulbous heads, and large eyes, she is trying to emphasize her figures' temporary suspension from adulthood; the redness on the figures' joints, such as the elbows, knees, and shoulders, is supposed to convey that they are still engaged in the growing process, mentally and physically. Takano's playful and ambiguous visions of the future, especially one which revolves around the feminine, serves as a way for her to create her own mythology, free from the chains of reality. Listings wanted.