Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kunichika & Warhol – Seeing Stars

The superstar is no new phenomenon nor is the intimate relationship between entertainer and publicist a product only of modern mass media. I’m interested here in Kunichika and his close relationship with two very famous kabuki actors of the late … Continue reading

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Ukiyo-e… Fame

Here is the video to accompany the latest show at the Toshidama Gallery: “Personalities of Edo: the Cult of Celebrity in Japanese Woodblock Prints”.  All the prints seen in the video are available for purchase. [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYLHoTMC%5D

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