Edo Pop lecture on Japanese prints at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
Talk and Tour | Lady Lever Art Gallery
Thursday 8 June 2017 - 11:00 until 12:30
The intriguing exhibition at Lady Lever Art Gallery features a series of colourful Ukiyo-e wood block prints depicting the contemporary culture of 19th century Japan. On loan from local collector Frank Milner, the exhibition comprises more than 40 prints brimming with urban celebrities, actors, sports champions, fashion icons and villains. The lively colourful prints were mass produced by hand and eagerly sought after by fans of Edo's (now Tokyo) pop culture. The exhibition reveals the skill of leading printmakers such as Kuniyoshi, Kunisada and Kunichika, the last great master of of the Kabuki actor print.
Frank will give an introductory talk on his wonderful collection and there will be time to view the exhibition in detail.
This event has been organised by the Merseyside Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.