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Not Bad People
  • Ryohei Tanaka
    born 1977
    active: Japan
  • Not Bad People, 2010
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • kirigami, folded and cut sprayed paper
  • Object Diameter: each circle 13.65 cm
    Object Diameter: each circle 5 3/8 in
    Mount Dimensions: black sheet 30.48 x 30.48 cm
    Mount Dimensions: black sheet 12 x 12 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund and Museum of Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0176

Four separate papercuts mounted together. Blue papercut depicts young male listening to iPod with headphones. Orange papercut depicts two men facing each other with one hand and leg raised, men are mirror images except that man on left is smiling while man on right frowns. Green papercut depicts balding, knock-kneed middle-aged man with glasses surrounded by a longhaired, large chested young woman on either side. The pink papercut depicts two mirror image women with a plant in between. The women are naked and viewed from behind while they look over the shoulders.