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Maker(s):Motoda Hisaharu
Culture:Japanese (1973- )
Title:Indication - Shibuya Center Town
Date Made:2005
Type:Print
Materials:lithograph
Measurements:Image: 25 1/4 in x 45 1/2 in; 64.1 cm x 115.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2012.378
Credit Line:Museum purchase with gift of funds from Scott H. Nagle (Class of 1985) in honor of Samuel C. Morse, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations
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Label Text:
Known for apocalyptic renderings of once-flourishing global sites, Motoda depicts this thriving section of Tokyo (imagine Times Square in New York) in the aftermath of some unspecified disaster. He pictures a time when civilizations have collapsed into ruins, evoking a thriving present that could, in a split second, become a dreadful future. The image resonates with Thomas Cole’s similarly fictionalized landscapes of past and present, displayed nearby. Unlike Cole's romanticized take on the present, Motoda's vision is a desperate place, bereft of life and color.

Tags:
apocalypse; cities; landscapes; rubble; buildings; advertising

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