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May 11-July 4

Having grown up in postwar Japan, Ikko Narahara experienced the wave of American culture that overwhelmed cities during and after the Occupation. With this change overshadowing many of the traditions of Japan, it wasn’t until he was in Paris in 1965 that Narahara became fascinated by Japanese traditional art. There he saw colorful shunga (erotic picture) paintings, which inspired him to work on the photographic series “Japanesque” (1968-70).

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