TAKABATAKE Jun

(Japan 1948 – )

Thursday man

Location
Not on display
Further information

Born in Aichi Prefecture and a graduate of the Aichi Educational University, Takabatake now resides in Gifu.

Takabatake works as a graphic designer and book illustrator as well as producing prints. His droll poster-coloured cartoons are light-hearted assessments of the urban working-person's life. His interest is to give some simple, humorous relief to the mundaneness of everyday life. With regard to this print he shows Thursday man who works the hardest on Thursdays - after that he can rest.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 89.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Heisei period 1989–
Year
1990
Media
Print
Medium
screenprint
Dimensions
49.0 x 40.0 cm image; 66.0 x 50.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Jun". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of the artist 1993
Accession number
461.1993