Edo Pop

Now on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Edo Pop: The Graphic Legacy of Japanese Prints shares historic prints of hedonistic pleasures and extravagant pastimes. From beautiful women (read hookers) to travel, these prints hit at the popular culture of  the Edo Period (1615-1868) and had massive influence on Western artists when the doors to japan were opened in the 1850s. The legacy continues today, with contemporary artists pulling from Japanese prints, proving them to be part of one of the world's great artistic traditions. We see Edo nodes in graffiti and hip-hop styled works, and much more, today.

Curated by Matthew Welch, the exhibition runs through January 8, 2012.

Click to view highlights from Edo Pop: The Legacy of Japanese Prints.