#JP5900

Takeda, Hideo (1948 - Present)

The Dropped Bow

Series: Genpei
Medium: Silkscreen
Date: 1985-1999
Size (H x W): 20.5 x 28 (inches)
Edition: 53/200, 120/200
Provenance: Artist's private collection
Signature: Hideo Takeda
Condition: Very good condition.

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Description

While in combat, Minamoto Yoshitsune drops his bow into the sea. Brushing aside the trawler extended from the war ships of Heike in an attempt to pull him down from his horse, Yoshitsune manages to pick up the bow and return ashore.

About the artist

As one of Japan’s most important creative minds, Hideo Takeda's work speaks to a global audience. Over his long career, Takeda has inhabited multiple identities and worked with innumerable media. From paintings to prints, Hideo Takeda’s artistic output is defined by its persistent flexibility, adaptation, and the thrill of surprise. Combining the aesthetics of traditional Japanese prints, western cartoons, and textile patterns, Hideo Takeda’s work is boldly graphic, often surreal, and subtly beautiful.

Born in Osaka in 1948, Hideo Takeda was accepted to the prestigious Tama Art University, where he completed his degree in sculpture. It was his drawings and works on paper, however, that propelled Takeda into the spotlight, and shortly after graduation he received the prestigious Bungei-Shunju Cartoon Award in 1976. In 1993, Takeda enjoyed a one-man show at the British Museum and today his work can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions worldwide.