11.25" x 20" giclee on wood panel. 2006.
Original shown at 'Disquieting Muses' at Copro Nason, Los Angeles, US. Prints were limited to 100 and sold exclusively through Copro Nason.
This print is in excellent condition, having had only one owner and been on display (out of sunlight) ever since. Purchased directly from gallery in 2006. Intact original sticker on back, signed by artist and numbered 91/100. Print is giclee on wood, varnished, with lightly distressed hand painted frame (see photos for detail). Frame is 2" deep. In a gallery setting, current retail price for this print runs $1000 or more. This is a great opportunity to score a deal on a rare print by a popular and collectible artist.
About the Artist:
Audrey Kawasaki is a Japanese-American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works.
Kawasaki grew up reading Japanese manga comics, which inspired her to draw from an early age. She started taking after-school fine art classes at Mission Renaissance in her late teenage years. There she learned the basic foundation of drawing and painting. She attended Pratt Institute in New York after graduating high school, but left after two years without completion of degree. She started professionally showing at various art galleries in the US and internationally since 2005.
Kawasaki’s work contains contrasting themes of innocence and eroticism, conveying the mysterious intrigue of feminine sensuality. Her sharp imagery is painted with precision onto wooden panels, the natural grain adding warmth to her enigmatic subject matter. The artist’s creative influences include eastern as well as western traditions such as Art Nouveau and Japanese Manga comics. She paints sultry, seductive and uninhibited female subjects with delicate beauty and provocative, direct eye contact. Their graceful gestures and ghost-like features carry mysterious expressions of melancholy and longing.