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James Jean & Kenichi Hoshine at Jonathan LeVine, NYC

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Illustration by Suzanne on December 30th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia


Succubus by James Jean, ink and acrylic on paper, 2006 - click for details/larger view

Ah, James Jean (previously featured here, here, here & here, to name a few) & Kenichi Hoshine! Ever since the days of A Polite Winter my absolute favourite art dream team après Albrecht Dürer & Joachim Patinir - who, sadly, didn't have a collaborative website project back in their days.

Hoshine's fragile, fragmentary and elusive works always seemed to breath ethereal life (and death!) into Jean's playful feminine marzipan wonderlands - together their art was as breathtaking and heartbreaking as an albino antelope baby with 2 heads and 5 black beady pleading eyes. Or something.

Now - for what seems to be the first time since their Polite Winter days - Jean and Hoshine's works will once again appear together at Jonathan LeVine's in NYC (although in different wings - Hoshine is in the Project Room).

There aren't any show previews online yet, so I don't really know what exactly the people at LeVine will show you, but rest assured that it'll be a very rememberable double exhibition. One item that will definitely be on show is the astonishing Toymaker - James Jean's most recent and most festive triptych yet.

Further details below.


Sink by James Jean, ink and acrylic on paper, 2006 - click for details/larger view

Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 2009, 6 - 9 PM

On show: January 10 - February 7, 2009

Opening times: Tue - Sat, 11 AM - 6 PM

Address: Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 9E New York, NY 10011, USA, tel: 212 243 3822 | Map

Artists' website: James Jean | Kenichi Hoshine

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5 comments to " James Jean & Kenichi Hoshine at Jonathan LeVine, NYC "

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    Gordon says:

    'Succubus' - Wow. "Every picture tells a story". As a sometime erotic writer I'd love to weave a tale around that one! Such a powerful image, and so much movement.

    January 12th, 2009 at 1:11 am

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    Suzanne says:

    I couldn't agree more - it's a very charismatic image indeed. I suggest you get in contact with the artist James Jean if you want to write a story around it.

    January 12th, 2009 at 1:40 am

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    niceguyted says:

    Excellent descriptions. I was decently good friends ww/ Kenichi in h.s. and "fragile, fragmentary and elusive" is pretty close to the bulls-eye.

    February 19th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Thank you for your comment, Ted. I'm so glad I captured some of the beauty of his work in words without ever having seen it in person. Please say hi from me if you happen to bump into your old friend. :D

    March 20th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » James Jean Post n° 898618275 says:

    [...] Suzanne: Thank you for your comment, Ted. I’m so glad I captured some of the beauty of his work in words... [...]

    April 4th, 2009 at 1:02 am

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