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Modern Shunga

Matthew Martin



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01 February 2016
Art & design styles: from c 1960; Drawing & drawings; Erotic art; Fiction & Literature
In a series of 24 full-color drawings, satirical cartoonist Matthew Martin, captures of the essence ofModern Shunga, and updates it with witty-and often unlikely-cultural and artistic references. Discreetly packaged in a postcard-sized fold-out accordion format,Modern Shungais perfect gift for lovers of, well, high-class dirty pictures.

The project began when Martin, a well-known Australian cartoonist and illustrator, was asked by a friend to paint the identifying icons on the mens and ladies room doors in a new, upscale Japanese restaurant out of Sydney. After countless and generally inappropriate attempts, Martin rekindled his great admiration for shunga, and developed the series of drawings in this book. The works were exhibited at a distinguished Sydney gallery to rave reviews and the development of a cult following.
By (artist):   Matthew Martin
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 116mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   139g
ISBN:   9781101982709
ISBN 10:   1101982705
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 February 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Matthew Martin has been an internationally known cartoonist and illustrator for the last three decades. His work has appeared regularly in the Sydney Morning Herald, Time magazine, Rolling Stone, The Times of London and the New York Times. He now lives in Sydney where Penguin Australia will publish his latest children's book this year.

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