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Title

Division-216

1989

Artist

Takagaki Shūko

Japan

1953 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1989
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut
    Edition
    6/30
    Dimensions
    61.5 x 44.0 cm image; 73.0 x 51.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signedl.r., pencil "Shuko". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    463.1993
    Artist information
    Takagaki Shūko

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    As with other contemporary artists, Takagaki is defining a new world, creating uninhabited dwellings and spaces that tease our knowledge of past and future worlds. He is very interested in ancient history and his forms evoke unknown nomadic tribes. He is also searching for different concepts of contrast as exemplified in this print in which the soft amorphous exterior of an above-ground structure is contrasted with the precision of the internally defined subterranean room.

    To create the special effects of his prints, Takagaki prints on both sides of the paper, using water-based colours.

    He was born in Hiroshima (which may explain his focus on shelters), was educated at Tama Art University and now lives in Kanagawa.

    Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 92.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication