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is a magic number 7

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70bit (detail), 2012 Figures and Capsule Toys 13.78 X 13.78 X 21.65 in © Courtesy of the artists & The Japan Society Gallery
is a magic number 7

333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
September 27th, 2013 - October 13th, 2013

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Tue-Th 11-6, Fri 11-9, Sat/Sun 11-5
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DESCRIPTION

three (est. 2009), an anonymous artist collective from Fukushima Prefecture, stayed in New York and worked at a temporary studio in the Gallery this July as the first invitees to Japan Society's Summer Artist Residency Program. Miraculously, during their month-long stay, they have created 555 works out of 555 Japanese and American comic and anime plastic figures, taking a cue from the number five in homage to the five boroughs of New York. Visitors can scan a QR code label for each artwork with their smartphones to discover what it looked like before it was melted down. Immerse yourself in the sea of transformed characters in this special exhibition.