David Bowie Ukiyo-e and Photography Exhibition to Take Place at Bookmarc

30.May.2018 | SPOT

Bookmarc is a bookstore managed by New York fashion brand Marc Jacobs, where the long-awaited third entry to UKIYO-E PROJECT’s series will have its launch event, paying homage to David Bowie and his works. The ukiyo-e and photography exhibition will run from June 23 to July 1.
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Title: David Bowie Hengekyou “Takezawa Douji”
From Terry O’Neill’s “Diamond Dogs” 
Artist: Masumi Ishikawa / Engraver: Yusuke Sekioka / Printer: Tatsuya Ito Size: 480mm×340mm (Portrait) *200 copies available
Price: ¥108,000 (Tax Included)
Takezawa Douji the Second was a hugely popular acrobat during the Edo Period popular for numerous kinds of performances as well as puppetry. As an entertainer, you could say he has a high affinity with Bowie, who in a sense was an illusionist.
This art piece takes inspiration from Diamond Dogs and changes a dog for the Nine-Tailed Fox, and David Bowie switches places with Douji to perform the spinning top.
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Title: David Bowie Hengekyou “Kidomaru”
From Brian Duffy’s “Aladdin Sane”
Artist: Masumi Ishikawa / Engraver: Sato Nami / Printer: 中山誠人 Size: 480mm×340mm (Portrait) *200 copies available
Price: ¥108,000 (Tax Included)

Kidomaru is a familiar face in the world of ukiyo-e, a sorcerer who appears in myths and legends of the Kamakura Period. This art piece features the giant snake itself and an intricately drawn Bowie.
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These captivating and bewitching ukiyo-e pieces of David Bowie are sure to entice fans around the world.
■Information
UKIYO-E PROJECT presents David Bowie Ukiyo-e Exhibition Featuring the Works of Terry ONeill and Brian Duffy
 Location: Bookmar
Address: 4-26-14 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: June 23, 2018 – July 1, 2018
Time: 12:00-19:00
UKIYO-E PROJECT: https://ukiyoe.today

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