PHOENIX – Phoenix Art Museum is now presenting Mr.: You Can Hear the Song of This Town, the first U.S. solo exhibition in more than five years to exclusively showcase the work of Mr., one of today’s most popular Japanese artists. The show will be on view in the museum’s Steele Gallery through March 12, 2023. Spanning the late 1990s to 2022, the exhibition features nearly 50 paintings, drawings, sculptures and video works, including a recent museum acquisition and a new 30-foot-long canvas that will enjoy its world premiere at Phoenix Art Museum. These vivid and often chaotic works — a large selection of which were created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — draw influence from anime, manga and virtual fantasy worlds to examine themes of desire, tragedy and psychological anguish.
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DALLAS — It was the rare sequel that outperformed the original. Heritage Auctions‘ four-day Art of Anime and Everything Cool II Animation Art Signature® Auction, which wrapped December 13, realized $2,635,985 to outperform its June predecessor — itself, a multiple record-setter as the world’s first auction highlighting anime. Numerous lots far exceeded their initial estimates in this complete sell-out.
DALLAS – The world’s first auction dedicated to the art of anime set multiple world records at Heritage Auctions, June 25-27, as bidders drove sale prices of animation cels from the genre’s most iconic and award-winning films to more than $2.1 million.