Check out this super cool artwork submitted by@soichirofukaya
Monthly Archives: May 2011
Takashi Murakami submitted the following image to the New Day project on Twitter:
This image was created in 2005 for the show “Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture,” curated by Murakami at the Japan Society in New York. It was used as a banner to advertise for the show. Below is a photograph of the banner, courtesy of MocoLoco.
The exhibition got its title from the code name for the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima, Japan by the United States Military at the end of World War II, resulting in a large mushroom cloud, two of which are depicted in this work. These references to radioactive fallout have again become relevant with the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. To read more about this click here.
The concept behind this piece is based on the idea of “Rangers” or superheroes that fly around to fight the destruction of the world. While the characters are kawaii (that means cute in Japanese) and appear to be positive and friendly with their large smiles, they simply float around, accomplishing little in the way of protecting the environment from the ominous mushroom clouds. They are completely unable to alter reality, and simply wear their indifferent, empty smiles, blissfully unaware of their failure . It is up to humans like us (not ‘Rangers’) to offer our support to Japan in these turbulent times.
Check out this gorgeous photograph submitted by @teri_tree via twitter!!!
Thank you Teriha!
Etsuko and Joe Price are known for their premier collection of Japanese Edo Period painting. Recently, The Prices created limited edition skateboard decks featuring some their favorite works from Edo Period Japan.
These sugoi(that’s Japanese for awesome/cool) skateboards will be limited to editions of 50 and all proceeds from their sale will go to help victims of the recent natural disasters in Japan through GlobalGiving.
The skateboards are available for purchase through the Bowers Museum Gift Shop. However, if you can’t make it to Santa Ana, California, the decks can be purchased from the Bowers Museum website.
We want to thank The Price Collection for supporting a cause we are very passionate about and encourage everyone to “Skate for Japan!”
This painting was submitted via twitter by @obasa_n
This beautiful print was submitted via twitter by @ryoheishimazaki