Released Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Dance Party, by Heisuke Kitazawa.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Puppies Behind Bars.
After living in Los Angeles for 16 years, Heisuke Kitazawa aka PCP, is now based in Tokyo, Japan, where he works as a freelance illustrator and designer. Heisuke has worked on various projects for companies such as Nickelodeon, The Guardian, Honda, Sony Music Entertainment, and Kenzo Parfums. He is also involved in numerous music projects with bands like Her Space Holiday, Super Furry Animals, Grand Hallway, The Postal Service and Dublab. Heisuke is currently writing a new picture book about an army of zombies and book burning.
About the print:
Dance Party is about how we can/can't coexist with others.
This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof.
What has inspired you recently?
The Age of Adz, by Sufjan Stevens.
Why did you choose to pair Puppies Behind Bars with your print?
I chose to pair my print with Puppies Behind Bars, as it seemed to best fit the theme of this print. I also love dogs (and cats - I take no sides).
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
All of the drawings that my three-year-old daughter and her friends make - stuff that they make for fun, just to entertain themselves, and not for commercial purpose by any means - makes me realize what "art" really is.
If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
Henry Darger. For one, I love his style, colors, methods, everything. And since his art was only recognized after his death, I want to tell him how awesome he is, before he is dead and cold.
Who are some artists you think people should know about?