KOMIYAMA YUKA BOOKS/GR8 Cali Thornhill DeWitt x Go Mishima Collection

Building on its series of remarkable collaborative efforts, Tokyo-based retailer GR8 has teamed up with KOMIYAMA YUKA BOOKS for a series of collaborative works by Cali Thornhill DeWitt and Go Mishima. The special collection serves as a collision between Cali, a contemporary artist of the modern era, and Go Mishima, a major figure in gay erotic art in Japan during the Showa era. Although existing in completely different times and places, GR8 describes the perfect union between the artists: “These two artists lived in completely different places and times. Although they seem to be distant from each other, when we expose the works and practices of the two, who are not bound by rules and face the world from their own point of view and send messages, we can see overlaps in their respective directions. “

Throughout her works in the fields of music, fashion and art, Cali Thornhill DeWitt consistently delivers works centered on contradiction, melancholy and loneliness in society. While Go Mishima in his day fearlessly used his experience as a traditional Japanese painter to highlight Japan’s often hidden homosexual culture. Subversive representations of Mishima often put on young men with strong physique and short hair covered in tattoos and dressed in loincloths. Drawn with dignified looks, the characters express a poetic void, referring to the isolation experienced by their community.

The Cali Thornhill DeWitt x Go Mishima Collection includes 15 original works of art that combine Dewitt’s representative Plastic signs series and the paintings of Mishima taken from Go Mishima Art Book – Wakamono (Young Men) published by Daini Shobo in 1972. KOMIYAMA YUKA BOOKS and GR8 had the opportunity to present the works of Go Mishima, which exist only as original works of art, to a new generation / era of Mr. Bungaku Ito, to whom they express their sincere gratitude. Inkjet and acrylic on canvas and offset printed vinyl stickers on plastic paintings explore the presence of individuality, loneliness, melancholy, accompanied by overwhelming power and pressure thanks to an interesting synchronicity between the artist who transcends time and space.

Priced at $ 800 and $ 4,500 USD, the printed artwork (18 x 24 inches / 11 pieces, edition 3) and canvas artwork (24 x 36 inches / 4 pieces, all unique) from the Cali Dewitt Collection x Go Mishima will be available in November. 29, 2 p.m. EDT via the GR8 website.

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