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TAKABATAKE Jun

(Japan 1948 – )

Title
Thursday man
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Year
1990
Media category
Print
Materials used
screenprint
Edition
9/17
Dimensions

49.0 x 40.0 cm image; 66.0 x 50.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Jun". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist 1993
Accession number
461.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

Born in Aichi Prefecture and a graduate of the Aichi Educational University, Takabatake now resides in Gifu.

Takabatake works as a graphic designer and book illustrator as well as producing prints. His droll poster-coloured cartoons are light-hearted assessments of the urban working-person's life. His interest is to give some simple, humorous relief to the mundaneness of everyday life. With regard to this print he shows Thursday man who works the hardest on Thursdays - after that he can rest.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 89.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 89, 91 (colour illus.). cat.no. 56

Exhibition history (1)

The Urban Bonsai: