by Ryan Holmberg
Images of Popeye, Tarzan, Batman, pistol-packing cowboys, sci-fi heroes and other staples of the Western popular imagination infiltrated Japanese comics long before the official birth of the Pop art movement.
Ryan Holmberg on Chewing Gum and Chocolate: Photographs by Shomei Tomatsu, edited by Leo Rubinfein and John Junkerman. Read more
Linda Hoaglund's new documentary film, ANPO: Art X War, offers an impassioned account of Japanese opposition to the post-WWII treaty that made the defeated nation a de facto ally of the U.S. Read more
A first U.S. museum survey for Tetsumi Kudo explores a diverse body of three-dimensional work, its materials and themes unified only by a determination to disturb. Read more
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