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かゑたん地獄 and テトラ – (see also)

新世紀少女宣言 exhibition opens

i went to sign piles of books this morning – my two urbangarde paintings sold already – someone buy the two skull illusion paintings please! – limited t-shirts on sale (include a post card) – priced at ¥3564 (black) and ¥3240 (creamy yellowish beige) – i guess these may be available via span art gallery mail order eventually?

exhibition closes next wednesday, be quick
http://www.bunkamura.co.jp/gallery/exhibition/141008shinseiki.html


japanese erotica in contemporary art

fifty artists, 320 pages, published by pie books (the american amazon link doesn’t appear to be available, yet?) – aimed slightly toward female “readers” (more girlish, less explicit) – “underground art” screams the obi strip – i’m not so sure about that – almost all the artists here are well-established – (and even as the epitome of underground art myself, i’m not exactly sure what it is – unpopular?) – i’m the only non-japanese artist – and almost not included as the book being distributed in america – but, in the end, all the works they got cold feet about have been printed it appears





新世紀少女宣言

“a girl’s statement of new century” exhibition at bunkamura gallery – october 8 to 15 – a group show with 20 artists, also involving urbangarde and ali project – i did three new paintings – one of which is a new skull illusion painting, so my previous “teddy bear operation” will also be displayed – trevor brown x urbangarde t-shirts, clear files and post cards are being produced for the exhibition

extrart

a new quarterly japanese art magazine, second issue in fact, published by atelier third – similar to “th magazine” except mostly images, mostly colour, a bit slimmer (112 pages) and a bit cheaper (1200yen)