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Chinatsu Ban (Japanese, b.1973)
LOT ID: 78910
The Elephant, The Twins & Cell Division, 2009

Offset lithograph, in colors on paper
20.5 х 33 in. (52.07 x 83.82 cm.)
Signed, dated and numbered lower margin, front.
Print/Casting Year 2009
Edition 300
Foundry/Publisher KaiKai KiKi Co. Ltd., Japan
Lot description
"The Elephant, The Twins & Cell Division" (2009) is an exciting offset lithograph print in colors by Contemporary Japanese female artist Chinatsu Ban (Japan, b. 1973). This print is loose as issued, 20.50 x 33 in. (52 x 84 cm), from an edition of 300 and is signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Ban’s beautifully crafted work tends to feature elephants and human figures, rendered delicately and with a childlike touch. Asked why she chooses elephants, the answer lies in the comfort they provide: “These things are like talismans... Elephants make me feel safe. They have saved me many times,” says Ban.

Chinatsu Ban graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Tama Art University in 1997 and was discovered by famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, and is part of his KaiKai KiKi group of artists. In 2005 she had her first solo show in the U.S. at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and was included in the seminal "Little Boy" exhibition at Japan Society, New York, and was commissioned to create an accompanying project by the Public Art Fund, NY and exhibited giant yellow elephant sculptures in New York City’s Dorris C. Freedman Plaza. Notable solo exhibition include in 2009: “How To Eat an Elephant: One Bite a Day”, The Parco Factory, Tokyo, Japan and in 2006 "Focus: Chinatsu Ban," Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. The artist lives and works in Japan.
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