FUTURISTIC PORTRAYALS BY HAJIME SORAYAMA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo is currently showing “An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine”, a solo exhibition of new works by Hajime Sorayama (previously on Fifty24 Gallery). The prolific Japanese artist has created a series of paintings modeled after American actress Marilyn Monroe, in addition to three-dimensional manifestations of his renowned “Sexy Robot” series. The artist started this series back in 1978 and has been his most successful and recognizable body of work ever since. Following the Japanese focus on technology and science, along with his unique view of sexuality and female beauty, these works helped Sorayama establish his worldwide reputation.

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HAJIME SORAYAMA “SEXY ROBOT” STANDING MODEL

by Ariadna Zierold

Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama is best known for his portrayals of women and feminine robots, and here thanks to NANZUKA, you now have the opportunity to own one such “Sexy Robot” standing model.

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Limited to 100 pieces, the creation is 300mm in height, then coming with a signed guarantee of authenticity courtesy of Sorayama himself, and packaged in a special premium box. For those purchasing, the product is scheduled to ship in October.

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San Francisco’s Fifty24SF Gallery also featured a notable display of work by Hajime Sorayama earlier this year.

Preview: Hajime Sorayama Print Show at Fifty24SF Gallery – San Francisco

This coming April 4th at 7pm, Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents a print show by renowned Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. The influential pip-up artist, recognized world-wide for his “sexy robot” paintings, gives fans and collectors a rare opportunity to see his art in person, as this is the Vargas Award winner’s first time showing his work in San Francisco.  A selected collection of new and old prints will be available for purchase at Fifty24SF in Lower Haight, San Francisco. Below is a preview of some of the selected prints by Sorayama.

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For more information about the artist and available prints please contact gallery@fifty24SF.com.

Exhibition dates: April 4th – April 26th 2015
Opening: April 4th 7pm

Fifty24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Print Show by Hajime Sorayama Opens April 4th 2015 at Fifty24SF Gallery – San Francisco

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Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground is pleased to present a special print show by renowned Japanese artist, Hajime Sorayama, opening April 4th 2015. Sorayama is recognized world-wide for his uniquely imaginative, erotic style of paintings.  The sleek chrome aesthetic of robotics in a hyper-sexualized feminine form has been a signature style for Sorayama that has spanned over 4 decades. Sorayama is a Vargas Award winner, the highest achievement in air-brush artistry. His art displayed in permanent collections at the MOMA, Smithsonian Institute and the US Library of Congress.

Considered as one of the most influential pin-up artists of our time, Sorayama will be making available for the time in San Francisco, a selected collection of his new and old prints. This will be a rare chance for his fans and collectors to see Sorayama’s work in person.

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For more information about the artist and available prints please contact gallery@fifty24SF.com.

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Exhibition dates: April 4th – April 26th 2015
Opening:  April 4th 7pm

Fifty24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Coming Soon: Print Show by Renowned Japanese Artist Hajime Sorayama at Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco

Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, known world-wide for his uniquely imaginative and futuristic erotic paintings, will present a special print show at Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco next month. Details to be released in the coming week.

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Recognized for his precisely detailed, erotic hand painted portrayals of women and feminine robots, Hajime Sorayama is viewed world-wide as one of the influential pin-up artists of all-time. The sleek chrome aesthetic of robotics in a sexualized feminine form has been a signature style that has spanned over 4 decades and shaped society’s conception of erotic art. Sorayama’s work is featured in projects with many of the world’s most powerful brands, including Sony, LucasFilm, Playboy, Marvel Comics, Star Trek and Disney. In addition, his art is displayed in permanent collections at the MOMA, Smithsonian Institute and US Library of Congress. Sorayama is a Vargas Award winner, the highest achievement in air-brush artistry.

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Upper Playground’s Fifty24SF Gallery is located at 218 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117.

Hajime Sorayama Opens at Fifty24SF Gallery

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The Hajime Sorayama print show opened at Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco on Saturday, April 4th. The exhibition runs from April 4th-26th, and features works from the renowned Japanese artist for the first time in San Francisco. A selected collection of his new and old prints are available at Fifty24SF in Lower Haight and online at upperplayground.com.

For more information about the artist and available prints please contact gallery@fifty24SF.com.

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