Friday, April 7, 2017

James Jean Udon II Print Release

“Udon II” is James Jean's newest signed and numbered time-limited edition of giclĂ©e prints. They will be made available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, April 10 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Tuesday, April 11. The edition will be limited by the number of prints sold during those 24 hours and never reprinted.

Paper size: 23 1/2″ tall × 20 1/2″ wide
Printed on archival 310 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper with archival pigment-based ink
Embossed chop
Signed and numbered by James Jean
“Udon II” was created specifically for a billboard in Sawtelle Japantown in Los Angeles. Also known as “Little Osaka,” this historic area is filled with all sorts of Asian culinary delights.

James Jean on the art-
I’ve been going to Sawtelle for many years, and while waiting in line for ramen, I would always feel oppressed by the vulgar advertisements looming overhead on this one particular billboard. So, using my own resources, I placed “Udon II” at Sawtelle Boulevard between La Grange Avenue and Mississippi Avenue as an homage to the area and the many memories I have from visiting this unique neighborhood.
There’s no name, text, or signature on the billboard – just an image of a gingko sprite feeding her offspring noodles from the head of a kappa. It will be displayed directly above Giant Robot Gallery on Sawtelle Boulevard until the end of April, 2017.

Buy it at on Monday.

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