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Ken Matsuyama
JUPITER, FROM IDOLS IN MYTHOLOGY
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT
233
Ken Matsuyama
JUPITER, FROM IDOLS IN MYTHOLOGY
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York

Ken Matsuyama
B. 1968
JUPITER, FROM IDOLS IN MYTHOLOGY
signed, titled and dated 2003 on the reverse, twice in English and once in Japanese 
oil on canvas
57 1/2 by 44 1/4 in. 145.5 by 112.4 cm.
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Provenance

Maru Gallery, Tokyo

Exhibited

Tokyo, Geisai Museum, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 2002

Catalogue Note

In this depiction of an enthroned Jupiter accompanied by a smaller-scaled flirtatious consort, the artist constructs a playful Neo-classical homage to East-West mythology, taking inspiration from such diverse sources as Ingres, Canova, and Moreau.  Here the great Roman God is infused with a Japanese bishoujo (beautiful young girl) ethos of startling purity.

Contemporary Asian Art

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New York