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Art March, 14 2011

‘SugiPOP!: The Influence of Anime and Manga on Contemporary Art’

SugiPOP!: The Influence of Anime and Manga on Contemporary Art opened in Fall 2010 at the Portsmouth Museum of Art. Elements of the exhibition now come to LA to be seen at LeBasse Projects. Sugi, the Japanese word for ‘too much,’ represents the extreme characteristics of Japanese manga and anime, which have merged with the American phenomenon of Pop, to become SugiPOP – a blend of Japanese and American contemporary art shaped and defined by over-the-top pop.

International artists contributing to the exhibit include Gary Baseman, Simone Legno, Yumiko Kayukawa, Seonna Hong, Audrey Kawasaki, Hush, Morgan Slade, Edwin Ushiro, Matt Haber, James Roper, Andrew Hem, Mike Shinoda, SharkToof, Yoskay Yamamoto and more.

The exhibition opens on March 19 and runs to April 9, 2011.

LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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