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Japan in the spotlight

Since the success of Superflat, a contemporary art movement influenced by Japanese anime, manga and pop culture and founded by Takashi Murakami, Japanese artists have invaded the international art scene.

Japanese art is distinguished by its great diversity. Some artists, such as Yoshitomo Nara, with his drawings of children and dogs with large naive eyes, retain, with a focus on the theme of innocence, the sensitive and fragile aspect of their traditional art. Others add to their art a degree of provocation and eroticisicm. Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono, both provocative and sometimes erotic, began their careers as artists during the 1960s in New York working with the movements Happening and Fluxus, respectively.

Others still are interested in the history of their country, pop culture or the consumer society. Ryoko Watanabe, for example, is inspired by Japanese stereotypes such as the Geisha and incorporates such characters into modern and urban landscapes.

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Yuriko Takagi, SEI P-44, Photography

Yuriko Takagi

SEI P-44, 1991
13 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,089

Tomoko Nagao, Chanel Shoes Gemini Dotto Silver, Painting

Tomoko Nagao

Chanel Shoes Gemini Dotto Silver, 2017
43.3 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,298

Go Segawa, La main, Sculpture

Go Segawa

La main, 1999
3.1 x 4.7 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$453

Yayoi Kusama, L’orange (Pumpkin YOR-A), Print

Yayoi Kusama

L’orange (Pumpkin YOR-A), 2004
9.4 x 11.2 inch
Print

$34,819

Etsuko Kobayashi, Le 30 juin 2016, Painting

Etsuko Kobayashi

Le 30 juin 2016, 2016
35 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,103

Teppei Ikehila, The world of Daybreak 2, Painting

Teppei Ikehila

The world of Daybreak 2, 2012
14.6 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$580

Tomoko Nagao, Liberty leading the Pop, Print

Tomoko Nagao

Liberty leading the Pop, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$458

Hideki Yoshida, Ferrari 512 TR, Painting

Hideki Yoshida

Ferrari 512 TR, 2008
15.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,482

Toshimitsu Imai, Composition pour les JO, Print

Toshimitsu Imai

Composition pour les JO, 1992
24.8 x 35.4 inch
Print

$464

Noboru Kurosu, L'amour est dans le sang de la fleur, Painting

Noboru Kurosu

L'amour est dans le sang de la fleur, 2011
24 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,902

Kazuyuki Nakagawa, Untitled, Painting

Kazuyuki Nakagawa

Untitled, 2015
39.4 x 31.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,223

Yozo Hamaguchi, Cerise et Bouteille, Print

Yozo Hamaguchi

Cerise et Bouteille, 1978
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$580

Yasse Tabuchi, Composition pour les JO, Print

Yasse Tabuchi

Composition pour les JO, 1992
35.4 x 24.8 inch
Print

$348

Myochin Muneharu, The real Last Samurai: Shimazu clan Battle Armor, Sculpture

Myochin Muneharu

The real Last Samurai: Shimazu clan Battle Armor, 1900
65 x 20 x 22 inch
Sculpture

$24,000

Daisuke Ichiba, Badaism, Print

Daisuke Ichiba

Badaism, 2014
27.6 x 20.9 inch
Print

$325

Takashi Nemoto, Senakaga, Print

Takashi Nemoto

Senakaga, 2014
27.6 x 20.9 inch
Print

$290

Tsuyu Bridwell, Dreams cannot be caught, Sculpture

Tsuyu Bridwell

Dreams cannot be caught, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,741

Tsuyu Bridwell, Mesdames butterflies, Sculpture

Tsuyu Bridwell

Mesdames butterflies, 2015
118.1 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch
Sculpture

$4,643

Koji Nagai, Sentiment VI, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Sentiment VI, 2015
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,393

Our recommendations Chiharu Shiota, Bed, Print

Chiharu Shiota

Bed, 2015
13.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,161

Jun Someya, Miss Catastrophe, Painting

Jun Someya

Miss Catastrophe, 2018
28.7 x 28.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,080 $1,200

Kumi Sugaï, S (Festival), Print

Kumi Sugaï

S (Festival), 1990
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$754

Koji Nagai, Museum, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Museum, 2009
20.1 x 14.2 inch
Drawing

$2,902

Kumi Sugaï, S (Flèches rouges), Print

Kumi Sugaï

S (Flèches rouges), 1990
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$754

Go Segawa, Dessin/volume : Surface tension I ed. 15, Sculpture

Go Segawa

Dessin/volume : Surface tension I ed. 15, 2016
2 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$429

Yayoi Kusama, La bleue (Pumpkin BB-C), Print

Yayoi Kusama

La bleue (Pumpkin BB-C), 2004
9.4 x 11.2 inch
Print

$34,819

Kumi Sugaï, S (Miroir), Print

Kumi Sugaï

S (Miroir), 1990
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$754

Kumi Sugaï, Quatre flèches, Print

Kumi Sugaï

Quatre flèches, 1990
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$754

Shoichi Tsurukawa, Hugin & Munin, Painting

Shoichi Tsurukawa

Hugin & Munin, 2016
12.6 x 16.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$662

Shoichi Tsurukawa, In Bloom, Painting

Shoichi Tsurukawa

In Bloom, 2016
24 x 18.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,045

Shoichi Tsurukawa, Anima & Animus, Painting

Shoichi Tsurukawa

Anima & Animus, 2016
28.7 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,760

Makiko Furuichi, Sans titre, série scène, Painting

Makiko Furuichi

Sans titre, série scène, 2013
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$337

Miwako Yamaguchi, Tree II, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Tree II, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$870

Miwako Yamaguchi, Trees , Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Trees , 2015
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$870

Miwako Yamaguchi, Lemon IV, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Lemon IV, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$870

Takeshi Motomiya, Claro de luna - Clair de lune, Painting

Takeshi Motomiya

Claro de luna - Clair de lune, 2013
15.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,089

Ryo Yoshikawa, CRÉPUSCULE DU MATIN, Painting

Ryo Yoshikawa

CRÉPUSCULE DU MATIN, 2011
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,035

Mariko Assaï, Parc estival, Painting

Mariko Assaï

Parc estival, 2015
21.3 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,321

Takeru Amano, Sun Set, Painting

Takeru Amano

Sun Set, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$929

Takeru Amano, Sun Set, Painting

Takeru Amano

Sun Set, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$929

Sei Matsushita, Rabbit, Painting

Sei Matsushita

Rabbit, 2014
57.5 x 44.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,830

Sei Matsushita, Bêtes, Painting

Sei Matsushita

Bêtes, 2015
76.4 x 63.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,223

Makiko Furuichi, Sans titre, série Muscle, Painting

Makiko Furuichi

Sans titre, série Muscle, 2013
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$337

Makiko Furuichi, Sans titre, série Muscle, Painting

Makiko Furuichi

Sans titre, série Muscle, 2013
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$337

Ryo Yoshikawa, GALAXY, Painting

Ryo Yoshikawa

GALAXY, 2015
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,285

Hikari Shimoda, Our God - Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu, Print

Hikari Shimoda

Our God - Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu, 2016
28.3 x 22.4 inch
Print

$812

Our recommendations Léonard Foujita, Les deux amies, Print

Léonard Foujita

Les deux amies, 1927
22 x 28.3 x 0.1 inch
Print

$17,410

Kojiro, There #33 'The shade and a shield bug', Painting

Kojiro

There #33 'The shade and a shield bug', 2009
20.1 x 7.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,137

Takeshi Motomiya, Pequena puerta - Petite porte, Painting

Takeshi Motomiya

Pequena puerta - Petite porte, 2010
45.7 x 35 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,643

Shohei Otomo, Vape, Drawing

Shohei Otomo

Vape, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$5,223

Nori Ushijima, Urano, Painting

Nori Ushijima

Urano, 2010
28.7 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$3,598

Tomoko Nagao, Il quarto stato after Pellizza, Print

Tomoko Nagao

Il quarto stato after Pellizza, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$458

Kouyi Ochiai, El sueño del viento, Painting

Kouyi Ochiai

El sueño del viento, 2004
10.6 x 9.4 inch
Painting

$116

Noboru Kurosu, Japanese spring, Painting

Noboru Kurosu

Japanese spring, 2014
51.2 x 38.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,892

Eichi Kei (H.K.), Untitled - 002, Painting

Eichi Kei (H.K.)

Untitled - 002, 2015
5.9 x 5.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$197

Eichi Kei (H.K.), Untitled - 004, Painting

Eichi Kei (H.K.)

Untitled - 004, 2015
11 x 8.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$487

Chie Araki, Berömixx's Rules, Print

Chie Araki

Berömixx's Rules, 2015
7 x 5 inch
Print

$174

Chie Araki, Happy Slow Life, Print

Chie Araki

Happy Slow Life, 2015
7 x 5 inch
Print

$174

Akané Kirimura, Kakémono BIOS-PG-XI Geranium, Print

Akané Kirimura

Kakémono BIOS-PG-XI Geranium, 2015
37.8 x 10.2 inch
Print

$522

Akané Kirimura, BIOS-G-III, Print

Akané Kirimura

BIOS-G-III, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$522

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