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Stefana McClure

Set of Five Drawings: Dragon Ball, dialogue to a manga by Akira Toriyama, 2005

Blue transfer paper mounted on rag
13 × 16 1/10 in
33 × 41 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000
location
London
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About the work
Exhibition history
Bartha Contemporary
London
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This suite of five drawings was conceived for an exhibition at the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim …

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This suite of five drawings was conceived for an exhibition at the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Germany in 2006. The set depicts superimposed text from five manga books from the famous Dragon Ball Manga Series.

Titles of the individual books:
Let the Contest Begin
Milk Delivery
Ascetic Training
Hard Work Pays!!

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Framed
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Stefana McClure
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“I have always been fascinated by the gray area that exists between languages and cultures, and so was naturally drawn to discrepancies in translation,” Stefana McClure has said. Both this interest and her methodology have roots in the artist’s time in Japan, where she lived for over a decade and studied traditional paper craft. McClure’s process of translation involves transforming text and printed materials into sculptural objects, often through laborious processes like knitting, cutting, wrapping, and tracing. Through the lens of language, she has addressed subject matter ranging from the treatment of U.S. military detainees to popular culture. In her ongoing “Films on Paper” series, she inscribes every subtitle in a film on the same piece of paper, a laborious process that creates two, superimposed ghostly lines on a monochrome field through wear and repetition.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Bartha Contemporary
London
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This suite of five drawings was conceived for an exhibition at the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim …

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This suite of five drawings was conceived for an exhibition at the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Germany in 2006. The set depicts superimposed text from five manga books from the famous Dragon Ball Manga Series.

Titles of the individual books:
Let the Contest Begin
Milk Delivery
Ascetic Training
Hard Work Pays!!

Read more
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Framed
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Stefana McClure
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“I have always been fascinated by the gray area that exists between languages and cultures, and so was naturally drawn to discrepancies in translation,” Stefana McClure has said. Both this interest and her methodology have roots in the artist’s time in Japan, where she lived for over a decade and studied traditional paper craft. McClure’s process of translation involves transforming text and printed materials into sculptural objects, often through laborious processes like knitting, cutting, wrapping, and tracing. Through the lens of language, she has addressed subject matter ranging from the treatment of U.S. military detainees to popular culture. In her ongoing “Films on Paper” series, she inscribes every subtitle in a film on the same piece of paper, a laborious process that creates two, superimposed ghostly lines on a monochrome field through wear and repetition.

Stefana McClure

Set of Five Drawings: Dragon Ball, dialogue to a manga by Akira Toriyama, 2005

Blue transfer paper mounted on rag
13 × 16 1/10 in
33 × 41 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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