State v. (Anti-)Art: Model 1,000-Yen Note Incident by Akasegawa Genpei and Company

  title={State v. (Anti-)Art: Model 1,000-Yen Note Incident by Akasegawa Genpei and Company},
  author={Reiko Tomii},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  pages={141 - 172}
  • R. Tomii
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Art
  • positions: east asia cultures critique
Open to the public? asks the present volume. This question, which distinctly engages modern society, is one that confounds art. It can be argued that art is open to the public in many post-1945 societies. In Japan, for example, a staggering number of people saw such world treasures as Venus de Milo, the riches of King Tutankhamen, and Mona Lisa. (These works attracted, respectively, audiences of 831,198, 1,297,718, and 1,505,239 in 1964, 1965, and 1974.)1 This phenomenon, however, coexists with… 

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