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Aya Kakeda

Title & Date: The Nice to Meet You Box-Kun!
 (2012)
Material: Silk screen book and ceramic, ink, and plastic sculpture
Dimensions: 5" x 5" book and 2.75" x 1.5" x 1.5" sculpture

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"The Nice to Meet You Box-Kun!?" by Aya Kakeda

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"The Nice to Meet You Box-Kun!" set is one of Kakeda’s new ceramic figures. This special Mexican version of her ghostly bear-like creature, debuted earlier this year at SK Sarukaku Toys in Mexico City. This ceramic figure exists only as an edition of 10 and comes with a hand-printed silkscreen book and pin.

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Category: Mixed Media

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  1. Morgan Meis bid $25.00 on 2012-11-19 15:41:04

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Description: The Nice to Meet You Box-Kun! set is one of Kakeda’s new ceramic figures. This special Mexican version of her ghostly bear-like creature, debuted earlier this year at SK Sarukaku Toys in Mexico City. This ceramic figure exists only as an edition of 10 and comes with a hand-printed silkscreen book and pin.

Artist Biography: Aya Kakeda was born and raised in Tokyo. She earned a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (NYC). Her work often depicts the imaginary ToTai Island and its creature inhabitants. Kakeda exhibits her art at galleries both nationally and internationally. A retrospective of her work from 2002 to 2012 was shown recently at Amarillo Design Center in Mexico. Kakeda’s other work includes a performance piece called Mustache Sisters, in which she wears a giant mustache costumes with her collaborator and friend Nina Frankel and gives decorative mustaches making workshop to kids. Mustache Sisters has been performed at Brooklyn Museum, Philadelphia Museum, High Museum in Atlanta, and inside a window display installation at Macy’s. A longtime Fluxer, Kakeda has participated in group shows and past auctions at Flux Factory from 2003 through 2009.