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Desire – Japanese (Edo Period), 2012

Mixed Media

Silk wall hanging and cord

24.41 x 18.11 in

62.0 x 46.0 cm

Edition of 17

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the gallery.

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    About The Work

    Having studied Footwear and Womenswear Fashion Design, artist Cary Kwok’s drawings are centered around footwear, fashion, and sexuality. This edition is taken from the artist’s Desire series that chronicles women’s footwear through the ages–Chinese (Late Ming Dynasty), Venetian (Italian Renaissance), French (The Revolution), Indian (Late Mughal), Chinese 1911, American (1930s), British (1940s), and French (1960s). (Japanese - Edo Period) (2012) features Geta, shoes from the Edo Period of Japan only worn by celebrated courtesans of the highest rank. Rendered in the artist’s signature fine detailed blue biro drawing, the shoe is presented here as not only an object that arouses desire but the object of desire itself.

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