Paintings By Masami Teraoka


Ulak, James T.; Alexandra Munroe; Lynda Hess; Masami Teraoka

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Ulak, James T.; Alexandra Munroe; Lynda Hess; Masami Teraoka . Paintings By Masami Teraoka. Washington, D.C., New York & Tokyo: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | Weatherhill, Inc., 1996. ISBN: 9780834803527. pp. 112. 4to. Replete with black-and-white, and colour photographs, illustrations. No detectable flaws, contents bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; Appears unread; as new. As New. Paperback. ”Integrating traditional imagery and subject matter with pop art, Teraoka casts contemporary issues—from AIDS to computers, environmental degradation, and drive-by shootings—in historical guise. Humor and satire combine with a vibrant iconography drawn from Japanese and Western sources—catfish, trickster, fox, ghost, snake, ninja, samurai, geisha, Adam and Eve, punk rockers, and television. Teraoka’s work moves from the indulgent pleasures of ukiyo, or the “floating world” of ancient theater and pleasure houses, to a chastened consciousness of death and evil with a majestic virtuosity unique in contemporary art.” (#1839) $45.00