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Alexandra Gestin
Alain Godon
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Richard Orlinski
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Norma Bessières
Fernando Botero
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Bernard Buffet
Monica Carrero
Niclas Castello
Jean Cocteau
Dean Zeus Colman
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Stephane Gautier
Keith Haring
Damien Hirst
Robert Indiana
Alex Katz
Jeff Koons
Cerj Lalonde
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Roberto Matta
Connie McSilver
Marilyn Minter
Joel Moens
Anton Molnar
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Takashi Murakami
NOART
Clara Poupel
Bernard Pras
Mel Ramos
Peter Roth
Kenny Scharf
Antonio Segui
Jonathan Seliger
Sandra Shashou
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Donald Sultan
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Manolo Valdes
Andy Warhol
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Aya Takano

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Aya Takano (Japanese, b.1976) is a member of the Japanese Superflat movement. Born in Saitama, Japan, Takano spent most of her childhood reading science fiction books and magazines in her father's library. Fascinated by the exotic animals and landforms, Takano turned them into the themes of her futuristic artworks.In 2000, soon after Takano graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, she became an assistant for Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)—the leading figure in the Superflat movement—who became her mentor and helped to launch her career.

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Aya  Takano Arabian Night and End

Arabian Night and End
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Aya  Takano Arabian Night and End
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Aya  Takano

Aya Takano

Aya Takano Biography

Under Murakami’s encouragement, Takano started working on canvas for the first time, and became a member of his art production company, Kaikai Kiki LLC. Later in the same year, her works were featured in Murakami’s group exhibition Superflat, which was to be followed by more group and solo exhibitions worldwide in the coming years. Soon, Takano became known for her paintings of wide-eyed androgynous figures that combine a contemporary stylization known as kawaii (“cuteness” in the context of Japanese culture), with references to ancient woodprints from the Edo period. Her precision with lines, unique use of color, and ability to work quickly has led to comparisons with Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), the painter and printmaker whose work The Great Wave off Kanagawa (c.1830) is one of the most iconic Japanese artworks of the 18th century. Takano lives and works in Japan, where she is also known as a manga artist, illustrator, and science fiction essayist.

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