Ryohei Tanaka: Paper Cuts

Iroha.

Iroha.

Ryohei Tanaka (b. 1977) Sprayed, folded and hand-cut paper Signed and dated in pencil verso Date: 2011 17-1/2 x 23 inches X111248 $650. The Iroha is a Japanese poem, probably written in the Heian era (794 - 1179), famous because it is a perfect pangram, containing each character of the Japanese syllabary exactly once. Because of this, it is also used as an ordering for the syllabary. Even the blossoming flowers Will eventually scatter. Who in our world Is unchanging? The deep mountains of vanity-- We cross them today And we shall not see superficial dreams Nor be deluded. i ro ha ni ho he to chi ri nu ru wo wa ka yo ta re so tsu ne na ra mu u wi no o ku ya ma ke fu ko e te a sa ki yu me mi shi we hi mo se su

The Myth.
Down Road.
Praying Angry Man.
Open Your Chest and Here I Am.
Demon.
Cheap & Fancy Snake Feet Donuts.
Mr. Monster.
People I Don't Know.
People.
The Peeping Freaks.
Iroha.
The Bitchs [Bitches].
The Hell Pond.The Hell Monk.Cut 'Im In Half!
Born This Way.
The Symbol.
(Untitled).
Detective Story.